Non-Governmental Organization Management

Program Information

Format 100% online
Program Start Fall, Spring, Summer
Number of Courses 10
Tuition and Fees $4,111 per course*

Program Benefits

  • Flexible, asynchronous courses
  • Internship opportunities in the U.S. or abroad
  • Access to a large network, alumni, professors, nonprofit/NGO practitioners
  • Support from the JHU career center 

There are roughly 10 million NGOs worldwide with approximately 1.5 million located in the U.S. alone. The MA in Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Management prepares students for this expanding employment sector by providing a practical and theoretical understanding of nonprofit and non-governmental institutions, their leadership, and operations. Unique in focus, the fully online MA in NGO Management will help you explore all aspects of NGOs in the US and globally.

The degree requires the successful completion of 10 courses, including a capstone project with potential internship opportunities. When you start the program, it is recommended that you begin with 470.728 Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management. There are 6 core courses. As you progress through the degree you can also choose a specialization by selecting a focus area in one or more of the following: International Mission-Based Organizations; Project Management, Evaluation, and Leadership; and Social Enterprise.

Johns Hopkins University also offers a Certificate in Nonprofit Management (NPM) that provides students with an overview of nonprofit management and applicable skills for leadership in the nonprofit sector. The certification is an option for those who desire to advance within the NPM field but do not seek a master’s degree. Students may also pair the Certificate in Nonprofit Management with other master’s degree programs: Public Management, Museum Studies, Cultural Heritage, and Communication.


*Please note: 2019-2020 tuition rates are tentative pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
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