Make a Difference with the Regis Master of Nonprofit Management

As one of the first universities in the country to offer a degree in nonprofit management, Regis understands that, for many, a career is about more than money or status. It’s about making a difference. Guided by our Jesuit heritage, our Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) degree program provides a rigorous, values-based, transformative education.

Nonprofit work is deeply fulfilling, and a big part of that is having the chance to help others. As a Regis MNM student, you’ll have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in our unique service-oriented field experience (SOFE). Wherever you put your skills to use, you’ll gain valuable insights into the real workings of nonprofit organizations.

The Regis MNM is taught 100% online in 8-week formats, ensuring maximum flexibility for busy adult learners. There’s no fee to apply and no letters of recommendation or GRE score required. Class sizes are capped to maintain a small student-to-faculty ratio, ensuring you’re not just a face in the crowd, but a valued member of the Regis community.

NACC | Nonprofit Academic Centers Council Accredited

NACC Accreditation

Regis University’s Master of Nonprofit Management program is accredited by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC). This accreditation serves as a signal to prospective students and prospective faculty that a university has a well-developed program that aligns with the best thinking of our day, as reflected in the NACC Curricular Guidelines and Indicators of Quality Institutions.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses
8-week terms

Time Commitment
12-24 months

Key Dates
Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October

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Join Regis Alumni Working As:

Development Director

Development directors are responsible for creating and putting into effect a plan to fundraise for funds that are crucial to the company or organization in an effective manner. Development directors should expect to work closely with the chief financial officer of the organization or company.

Nonprofit Director

Nonprofit directors oversee the daily operations of a nonprofit and communicate with all department heads on a daily basis. Nonprofit directors should expect to report to the board of directors about how the nonprofit is doing.

Foundation Director

Foundation directors manage and oversee all aspects of activities for a foundation or association. A few tasks that foundation directors should expect to be responsible for are interacting with donors to receive funding, putting policies into place that will maximize donations and funding, and developing goals for fundraising campaigns.

Case Manager

The main role of a case manager is to help people. Case managers should expect to assist people with a wide realm of things such as providing advice, figuring out what kind of services they could need and developing a treatment plan.

Volunteer Manager

Volunteers are often the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. Volunteer managers are responsible for the selection, training and supervision of a nonprofit's volunteers.

Director of External Relations

Directors of external relations are tasked with creating the public image for a company or organization. This role could have a variety of tasks such as managing networking with the surrounding community and donations.

By the Numbers

Of the American workforce is employed in the nonprofit sector*
Nonprofit organizations in the U.S.*
30 years
Regis has been a pioneer in nonprofit management

*Zippia, 2023,

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Not quite ready for the full degree?

Start with a certificate program and see what you think. All classes in Nonprofit Leadership can be applied towards the M.S. in Nonprofit Management program. This allows you to divide your master's coursework into manageable chunks while earning two graduate certificates in the meantime.

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Service Oriented Field Experience (SOFE)

Students in the Master of Nonprofit Management program can choose to participate in our SOFE program to satisfy their capstone requirement. The SOFE program provides you with professional, real-world experience as you work directly in a nonprofit organization either abroad or in the local Denver community.

Imagine Yourself In ...

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MNM 6470: Program Development and Accountability

Determine the effectiveness of nonprofit programs while providing accountability to the organization's mission using data and evidence.

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MNM 6550: Leading from Within

Learn to incorporate mindfulness in leadership and investigate practices that relate to your beliefs and behaviors as a leader within the nonprofit sector.

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MNM 6700: Financial Resource Development

Develop strategies to develop resources from foundations, corporations, governments and individuals through grant and proposal writing, special events and major gift programs.

How to Apply

To apply to the Master in Nonprofit Management program, you will need:

  • Online application
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts
  • Resume
  • Essay

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year: $727 per credit hour
Total program credits: 36
Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Earning your Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis sets you apart and expands your professional network — think of it as an investment in your future. Between scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach. Explore our Investing in Your Future graduate financing guide or visit our Office of Financial Aid on the web.

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