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.

Start Date
August 2024

81% Accepted Job Offers
within 6 months of graduation (2023)

Median Salary (2023)

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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

The faculty at the Mendoza College of Business are passionate about the subjects they teach, driven to see you succeed, and united in the belief that business can be a force for good in this world.

Real-World Application

At Mendoza, experiential learning is integral to your business education. Our practicum offers hands-on engagement with nonprofits, covering diverse projects like social media management and grant writing. In the Spring, students dive deep into Grow Irish Week , opting for either a nonprofit career immersion in a metropolitan city or on-campus activities focused on nonprofit career readiness.

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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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MNA Class Profile – Class of 2024

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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 Notre Dame MNA is still accepting applications for the Fall 2024 start until July 15. The admissions committee reviews applications as they are received. Selected candidates will be invited for a virtual interview on a rolling basis. Decisions will be released after the interview and full review of the application. The 2024 – 2025 MNA Application will open July 2024.

RoundApplication DeadlineDecision ReleaseConfirmation Deadline
(typically 30 days)
Early ActionSept. 5, 2024Oct. 18, 2024Nov. 18, 2024
Round 1Oct. 15, 2024Dec. 13, 2024Jan. 13, 2025
Round 2Jan. 7, 2025Mar. 14, 2025Apr. 15, 2025
Round 3Mar. 17, 2025May 2, 2025Jun. 2, 2025
  • International Applicants
    International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by January 7, 2025, to allow time for visa paperwork and processing.

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Tuition & Aid

Tuition for the 2024-2025 Master of Nonprofit Administration program is $43,767.

All qualified candidates, regardless of citizenship, have the opportunity to receive merit-based scholarships. The Admissions Committee will assess your application and determine the scholarships simultaneously. To be considered, please ensure you complete the scholarship section of the application before submission.

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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

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