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Online Management Master's Degree

Nonprofit & Association

Management: Nonprofit & Association Management
Master's Specialization
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $524 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Put yourself on the path to an executive director position with this master's in management specialization.

Learn how to successfully direct an organization in the nonprofit sector with an online master’s degree in management with a specialization in nonprofit and association management from University of Maryland Global Campus. Whether you're currently working or seeking to work in an association, development organization, foundation, or political organization, you’ll learn the latest governance strategies, as well as the fundamentals of financial management and leadership so that you can help your organization fulfill its mission.

Total Credits Required: 36

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)

Specialization Courses

  • (3 Credits, NPMN 600)
  • (3 Credits, NPMN 610)
  • (3 Credits, NPMN 620)
  • (3 Credits, NPMN 640)
  • (3 Credits, NPMN 650)
  • (3 Credits, NPMN 655)
  • (3 Credits, NPMN 660)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670)

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630) or (3 Credits, MGMT 610) must be taken within the first 6 credits.
    • (3 Credits, MGMT 610) and (3 Credits, MGMT 615) may be taken instead of (6 Credits, MGMT 630).
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640) should not be attempted simultaneously with (3 Credits, MGMT 650).
  • You must complete 24 credits of program coursework, including all core courses, before enrolling in (3 Credits, MGMT 670).
  • (3 Credits, NPMN 600) must be taken as the first specialization course.
  • Taking (3 Credits, NPMN 650) before (3 Credits, NPMN 655) is strongly recommended.

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the above five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.
Sequence Course
1 (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
2 (6 Credits, MGMT 630)
3 (3 Credits, NPMN 600)
4 (3 Credits, MGMT 640)
5 (3 Credits, NPMN 610)
6 (3 Credits, MGMT 650)
7 (3 Credits, NPMN 620)
8 (3 Credits, NPMN 640)
9 (3 Credits, NPMN 650)
10 (3 Credits, NPMN 655)
11 (3 Credits, NPMN 660)
12 (3 Credits, MGMT 670)
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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for organizational leadership in the nonprofit sector, whether you're in an association, development organization, foundation, or political organization.

Allison "Jill" O. (center), Bristol, TN

There are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States.
Source: National Center for Charitable Statistics | "The Nonprofit Sector in Brief" | June 18, 2020

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Experience Recommended for Success

We recommend a recent background in finance or accounting, as well as statistics. Strong writing skills are also encouraged.

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