Mendoza School of Business

Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA)

The Notre Dame Master of Nonprofit Administration

Serving boldly can’t be taught. A business mind can.

You have an incredible gift: a desire to make the world a better place. The Master of Nonprofit Administration at Notre Dame can give you the skills to leverage that gift to achieve the maximum amount of good—in the most efficient ways possible.

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Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship

an award covering 25% tuition—honors those who have served in the Peace Corps and who seek to gain employment in the nonprofit sector after leaving the Corps.

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#2 Alumni Effectiveness
The Economist (2022)

94% Received Job Offers
within six months of graduation

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What You’ll Learn

36 credits. 10 months. One degree to help you change the world.

As a student in the Master of Nonprofit Administration program, you’ll immerse yourself in a rigorous curriculum designed to deepen your knowledge of everything from economics to management to human resources.

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Nationally Recognized Faculty

Learn from nationally recognized faculty through the perennially ranked Mendoza College of Business.

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Hands-on Practicums

Participate in a practicum, combining real-world experience with a credit-earning course, helping to create a strategic nonprofit plan or take a leadership role in a nonprofit project.

Close-Knit Cohort

Be an integral part of a close-knit cohort of student colleagues, passionate about making the world a better place. You will develop life-long friendships and start to build professional networks.

Through courses like Accounting for the Nonprofit, Management for the Nonprofit Leader and Fund Development, you’ll acquire insights and strategies to expand the impact of any nonprofit organization with which you choose to work.

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Career Development

Our career development team is designed career preparation resources and experiences that will equip you to succeed—no matter where your degree takes you.

The Career Development Center provides everything from mock interviews to resume-writing assistance to help with full-time job searches.

Benefit from mentorship opportunities and tailored, individual career coaching that works with your schedule and your professional goals.

Gain real-world experience with area non-profits while developing valuable professional connections.

Notre Dame has one of the largest and most loyal alumni networks in the world — with more than 140,000 active alumni engaged in 220 domestic and 50 international Notre Dame clubs. But the real value of becoming a “Domer” is the quality of those alumni connections.

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Student Life

You can experience so much in a single year—especially at Notre Dame.

As a student in a residential Notre Dame graduate degree program, you’ll find yourself in the heart of one of the most distinctive campus experiences in the country. Be sure to take advantage of all that the Notre Dame student experience has to offer by:

  • Participation in various student-led campus-wide project.
  • Serving through the Center for Social Concerns  (nearly 90 percent of Notre Dame students participate in service learning).
  • Attending IDEA Week, an innovation festival created by Notre Dame’s IDEA Center that hosts business, technology and entertainment events (past speakers and artists have included Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Daymond John of ABC’s Shark Tank, and the Chainsmokers).
  • Playing Bookstore Basketball, lighting a candle at the Grotto, rubbing Knute Rockne’s Nose at the Rock—no matter what your interest, there is a Notre Dame campus tradition for you.


The Master of Nonprofit Administration program is currently accepting applications for admission with the following deadlines.

RoundDeadlineVirtual Interview DatesDecision Release
Early DecisionSept. 13, 2022Oct. 5-6, 2022
Oct. 11-12, 2022
Nov. 4, 2022
1Nov. 1, 2022Nov. 16-17, 2022
Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2022
Dec. 16, 2022
2Jan. 10, 2023Jan. 31-Feb 1, 2023
Feb. 14-15, 2023
Mar. 17, 2023
3Mar. 14, 2023(Tentative) Feb. 21-22, 2023
Mar. 28-29, 2023
Apr. 28, 2023
4May 2, 2023Apr. 4-5, 2023
May 16-17, 2023
June 2, 2023
  • Round 4 Deadline extended until May 30th, 2023

  • International Applicants
    International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by January 10, 2023, to allow time for visa paperwork and processing.

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Tuition & Aid

Tuition for the 2023-2024 Master of Nonprofit Administration program is $42,084.

Merit-based fellowships are available to all qualified candidates, regardless of citizenship. These are determined by the Admissions Committee at the same time your application is being evaluated. To apply, simply check the appropriate box on the application form. No additional application is required.

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When you’re considering a decision as important as where to pursue your master’s degree, a campus visit will help give you the insight you need to make the right choice.

It’s a chance for you to get to know Notre Dame and for us to get to know you.

Our students tell us that visiting the campus made a big difference in their decision to attend Notre Dame. Your visit can include:

  • Connecting with the admissions team
  • A tour of the Mendoza College of Business
  • A University of Notre Dame campus tour

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