Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management

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Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management

The USC Price School’s Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management (MNLM) degree provides the critical skills and training necessary to lead complex nonprofit organizations. Students work closely with leading nonprofit executives, augmenting the classroom curriculum with real-world field work. The Price School’s renowned Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy and the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation provide students unique access to leading-edge research and practices in the fields of philanthropy, nonprofits, and social innovation.

Inspiring Students


Nonprofit masters students proceed together through a prescribed sequence of core courses, in a learning environment enriched by their diverse experiences, backgrounds, and interests. MNLM courses offer a low student-to-faculty ratio, enabling students establish strong mentor relationships with their professors, while also learning from their own colleagues.

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Interactive Learning


Blending theoretical, analytical, and applied work enhanced by engagement with experts and numerous site visits, the masters in nonprofit management program provides students with a comprehensive learning experience found only at USC Price. In the final semester, students collaborate on a client-based capstone project for a nonprofit or philanthropic organization.

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Unparalleled Network


In addition to exceptional core faculty who offer tremendous breadth and depth of expertise across key disciplines shaping the philanthropy and nonprofit field, MNLM students also gain access to influencers in the field through USC Price and its research centers. Industry leaders routinely participate in campus-based Price School events.

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