Communication/Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit leaders recognize the importance of communication, but few nonprofit management programs offer communication courses. At the same time, communication professionals in nonprofits recognize the importance of good management practices, but communication programs rarely offer courses in nonprofit management. The Master of Arts (MA) in Communication/Certificate in Nonprofit Management combined program fulfills this need.

Program Information

Course Locations MA in Communication: Washington, DC and Online
Certificate in Nonprofit Management: Online
Available 100% Online Yes
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Degree Requirements 10 courses for MA in Communication; 4 courses for Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Tuition and Fees Tuition in the 2019-2020 academic year for the MA in Communication is $4,210 per course; for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management is $4,111 per course.
Please note: 2019-2020 tuition rates are tentative pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
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Professionals with sharpened skills in the social science of communication will be able to apply those skills to mission-driven, nonprofit organizations. Upon graduating from the combined program, individuals will be well prepared to lead their nonprofit employers in designing and implementing communication campaigns that promote reforms in public policy, mobilize constituencies to lobby their elected officials, advance their goals through public and media relations, or change behaviors in ways that improve the health, well-being and public safety of all.

Even if students pursue careers in the corporate or public sectors, they are highly likely to interact with nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations or serve on nonprofit boards of directors. All of these roles require an understanding of the impact of nonprofits in the U.S. and other countries, and the principles and challenges of managing them, including what it means to supervise a volunteer workforce and raise money through the generosity of others.