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Master of Public Administration (MPA) With a Specialization in Nonprofit Management

Become a More Effective Nonprofit Leader With a Master’s Degree 100% Online

Earning a Master of Public Administration degree from Villanova University enables you to pursue your passion for public service and make a greater impact on the lives of others. When you choose to tailor your master’s program with the Nonprofit Management specialization, you will also earn a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management without completing any additional courses.

Let Villanova help you become a more ethical and creative leader as you simultaneously earn two respected credentials in a field that represents your values!

Expand Your Nonprofit Expertise

Villanova’s MPA with a specialization in Nonprofit Management helps you master all the core topics of the generalist MPA degree. Here are some of the specific topics that will be covered as a part of the program:

  • Financial management of government and nonprofit organizations
  • Nonprofit leadership ethics, board development and strategic planning
  • Ethical considerations of fundraising, development plans, mission and readiness factors and benchmarking
  • Leadership ethics and value-based decision-making techniques

Secure the Credentials You Need to Become a Successful Nonprofit Leader

Make yourself competitive for senior-level roles with a respected master’s degree from Villanova. The University’s outstanding reputation derives from its accomplished faculty, successful graduates and comprehensive curriculum. Experience these yourself – 100% online – through our MPA with a specialization in Nonprofit Management.

Build Public Administration Expertise Without a Master’s Degree

Villanova also gives you the option to earn a graduate certificate as a standalone credential. If you’re not interested in enrolling in the full MPA program, all three graduate certificates give you valuable skills and knowledge you can apply immediately at work. Choose from:

Academic Policies

Academic policies for the Human Resource Development and Public Administration graduate programs offered through the Office of Graduate Studies at Villanova University are available here.

In the Philadelphia Area?

Click here for information on Villanova’s campus-based Master of Public Administration program.


* Application process required.

Students can only use courses completed to fulfill requirements of one degree and one certificate program. Students cannot earn more than one certificate.

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