Non-profits and nongovernmental organizations advance social progress, support health and human rights, aid in disaster recovery, and provide arts and education, among other critical services. Become the agent of change you aspire to be through mission-based work.

Degree Type:
Master of Arts
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
10 courses
Time to Complete:
12 – 24 months

MA in Non-Profit Management Program Overview

Around the world, non-profits and nongovernmental organizations are delivering much-needed services, advocating for social causes, and mobilizing for collective impact. In fact, there are 1.5 million non-profits registered in the United States alone and over 10 million NGOs worldwide.

This substantial growth within the social sector requires skilled leaders, managers, and staff to strengthen its operations and implement best practices. Johns Hopkins’ online Master of Arts in Non-Profit Management is the first of its kind to be international in scope and domestic in practice. Students acquire the leadership, management, and organizational skills needed to succeed in the non-profit sector, either domestically or abroad. This MA program offers courses that focus on leadership, fundraising, grant writing, strategic planning, project management, marketing, communications, and resource development. Students complete their studies with a capstone project that concentrates on a real-world issue relevant to today’s non-profits.

Advance Your Career

Whether you are looking to take your existing non-profit career to the next level, or you want to change direction and pursue leadership opportunities where the noble mission to expand the common good is the first priority, this online master’s program can help you reach your goal.

Our courses will deepen your understanding of the sector, cultivate your leadership style, and broaden your interpersonal skills to make a profound impact on communities near and far.

Study on Your Terms

Offered 100% online, the JHU Master of Arts in Non-Profit Management program gives you the flexibility to earn your degree while still working full-time. You can also tailor the program toward specific career interests by choosing one of three focus areas and building your final capstone experience around an issue relevant to you.

Why to Pursue an MA in Non-Profit Management at Hopkins

Accessible from anywhere online, our D.C.-based program offers you access to top-tier faculty who are leading practitioners in the non-profit field.

Expert, Experienced Faculty

Learn from well-respected professionals with long and distinguished careers in the social sector, public service, and non-profit leadership. Many of our faculty members are active in the field, bringing with them practical examples of today’s most relevant topics.

Find Your Career Focus

Customize your program to match your professional objectives. Select courses within one of these Focus Areas, including “Project Management, Evaluation and Leadership”, “International Mission-Based Organizations”, or “Social Enterprise.”

Immersive Capstone Experience

Your program caps off with one of three opportunities to showcase your skills: an in-person internship or consultancy, a project relevant to the field, or an in-depth research paper that benefits the social sector in some way. All capstones will possess some aspect of real-world application.

Center for Data Analytics, Policy, and Government

Our mission, to provide a strong foundation of knowledge upon which innovative policy programs and promising leaders can develop, informs all of The Center’s initiatives. The Center encompasses several degrees and certificate programs designed to enhance understanding of the processes of government and global security.

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Become an agent of change and enhance your non-profit leadership expertise with a flexible, online Non-Profit Management graduate-degree program.

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