Mendoza School of Business

Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA)

The Notre Dame Master of Nonprofit Administration

Ready to learn more? Tell us about yourself:


Give us one year and we’ll give you the tools to change the world for the better.

Are you a recent college graduate with a servant heart and a business mind? Did you just complete a Peace Corps or Teach for America placement? Most important, are you ready to make a difference in the world?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, our 10-month residential Master of Nonprofit Administration program is the degree you’ve been looking for.

At the end of your 10-months with Notre Dame, you’ll not only receive a degree from a university universally renowned for advancing the greater good, you will join a legendary alumni network that can help you effect even more change—no matter where your servant heart takes you.

Sam Rudloff, MNA Class of 2020, in class

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.

10 Months

Format & Location:
Full-time on the Notre Dame campus

Start Date:
August 23

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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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Nationally Recognized Faculty

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

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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.

Learn more about the student experience from current MNA candidates:

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Career Development

Prepare to take the next step in your career.

According to The Economist, Mendoza’s alumni network ranks No. 2 in the world in alumni effectiveness. But knowing the right people will only get you so far.

That’s why Notre Dame has developed career preparation resources and experiences that will equip you to succeed—no matter where your degree takes you.

During your time as a Master of Nonprofit Administration student, you might prepare for your career by:

Utilizing the resources at Notre Dame’s Career Center, which 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.

MNA Class of 2021 Career Outcomes

received job offers within three months of graduation

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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.

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.

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.


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
  • 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 2022-2023 Master of Nonprofit Administration program is $39,700.

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.

2022-2023 tuition for the Master of Nonprofit Administration program

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Visit Us

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

Contact to schedule a time for you to visit.