Studying for a degree in Nonprofit Management at Regis

Regis University’s Master of Nonprofit Management degree is specifically designed to assist nonprofit professionals to become leaders within the ever changing and dynamic nonprofit sector.
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Master Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Management Degree Overview

The Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) degree offers an academically rigorous, conceptually-based and applications oriented course of study for students interested in enhancing their leadership and management capabilities within the nonprofit sector. The MNM degree program prepares you to be an effective leader, exhibiting professional competency in integrating theory, experiences and social justice in an effort to promote the advancement of the sector. Both on-campus and online nonprofit management courses are offered.

Both students and faculty in the MNM degree program are experienced professionals representing the wide spectrum of nonprofit organizations. Courses include the full range of skills needed to serve the sector more effectively including financial management of nonprofit organizations, program development accountability, governance and organizational leadership.

An essential part of the Regis University mission is to work toward the service of humanity and the MNM degree strives to achieve this through the 36-credit-hours required to earn the degree and through the program's culmination in one of two capstone courses:

  • Professional Research Project – Involves the creation, development and evaluation of a product or program and is presented in a thesis-like format
  • Regis University Service Oriented Field Experience (SOFE) is a Master in Nonprofit Management Capstone project that offers adult students like you with cultural immersion, civic engagement and service exchange within a culture different than your own. During these 10-14 day educational service journeys led by MNM faculty members, you’ll learn how NPOs/NGOs meet the needs and challenges of humankind in those worlds.

Regis University's College for Professional Studies (CPS) is one of the few universities in the U.S. to offer both a campus-based and online Master of Nonprofit Management degree. The master degree program is designed to be completed in 24 months, taking one course at a time.

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Total MNM Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours

  • Required courses: 24 credit hours
  • Electives: 6 credit hours (select 2 elective courses from the remaining MNM 600-level courses, other CPS graduate-level courses, or courses from the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions selected in consultation with your academic advisor.)
  • Capstone: 6 credit hours

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (27 credit hours)
MNM 601 History, Theory and the Future of the Nonprofit Sector*
MNM 607 Social Justice and the Nonprofit Sector*
MNM 633 Human Resource Leadership in NPOs
MNM 644  Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations 
MNM 647  Program Development and Accountability 
MNM 648  Governance and Organizational Leadership 
MNM 651  Research, Inquiry and Analysis in NPO/NGOs** 
MNM 655  Leading From Within or MNM 684 Leadership and Organizational Development 
MNM 670  Financial Resource Development 
*MNM 601 and MNM 607 must be completed prior to taking any other MNM 600-level courses 
**MNM 651 must be completed prior to taking either of the capstone courses 
General Electives (6 credit hours)

In consultation with an advisor, select 2 classes (6 credit hours) of MNM courses, other CPS graduate-level courses, or graduate-level courses from the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.

Capstone Requirement (3 credit hours)
Select 1 of the following two Capstone courses:
MNM 677E-W Service Oriented Field Experience (SOFE)
MNM 697 Professional Project

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a Masters in Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to achieve graduate-level writing and critical analysis before admission to the Master of Nonprofit Management degree program.

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcripts from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Regis University Admission Office.
  • Current resume
  • Completed admission essay based on provided topics: You should carefully describe and assess your engagement in the third sector in the essay portion of the application. The MNM degree program is designed to facilitate the practical application of learned knowledge within the context of leadership practice in a nonprofit organization.
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 8W1 2015 May 4, 2015 April 20, 2015
Summer 8W2 2015 June 29, 2015 June 15, 2014
Fall 8W1 2015 August 24, 2015 August 10, 2015
Fall 8W2 2015 October 19, 2015 October 5, 2015
Spring 8W1 2016 January 11, 2016 December 28, 2015
Spring 8W2 2016 March 7, 2016 February 22, 2016
Summer 8W1 2016 May 2, 2016 April 18, 2016

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $17,895 36 $495 $75
Online $17,895 36 $495 $75

2015-2016 Academic Year TuitionEffective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $17,895
36 $495
Online $17,895 36 $495 $75

Directed study costs $495 per credit hour.

Please note: Additional fees may apply to students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.