Specialized Master's


Strengthen your servant heart; expand your business mind; make a social impact. The Notre Dame Master of Nonprofit Administration program has a clear mission – to develop exemplary leaders who already serve nonprofit organizations. You’ll gain a solid business education and acquire insights and strategies to elevate your organization into a more effective and sustainable force for good. You’ll customize your experience through relevant electives. And you’ll do all of this in a tight-knit, meaningful community guided by renowned industry leaders.

The MNA is designed for individuals on fire for nonprofit service. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and have at least two years of post-undergraduate nonprofit work or volunteer experience.

 Our 42-credit program is highly accessible:

  • Students typically maintain full-time employment
  • Minimum of two years post undergraduate nonprofit work or volunteer experience
  • Summer on-campus commitment is minimal
  • Fall and spring courses delivered online
  • Students can complete the program in 14–48 months
  • Tuition rates are kept at reasonable levels, and some fellowships are available

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Points of Interest

  • 5

    Number of countries represented in a typical MNA class

  • 29

    Number of nonprofit organizations represented in a typical MNA class

  • 60

    Number of years the MNA program has existed