Specialized Master's Programs


Tuition & Financial Aid


Tuition cost for the 42-hour MNA degree is approximately $41,000.

Applicants admitted will begin classes in summer 2019, beginning the 2019-2020 academic year. The estimated 2018-2019 Notre Dame Graduate Business Program student expense budget can be found at Notre Dame's Office of Financial Aid.

Fellowships and Partner Organizations

The EMNA program offers merit-based fellowship funds and employer-specific fellowship funds to qualifying students each year via the online application. Students eligible for fellowships must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Strong commitment to a career in the nonprofit sector
  • Demonstrated potential for leadership

The EMNA program also maintains several partnerships with nonprofit organizations committed to professional development. Current employer-specific fellowship partners are described below.

Catholic Charities, Fort Worth Fellowship

Catholic Charities, Fort Worth (CCFW, TX) and the EMNA program have an academic partnership to provide a high-quality, in-demand educational opportunity to CCFW leaders chosen by CCFW to attend the EMNA program. The fellowship funds two-thirds of tuition for CCFW recipients who meet EMNA admissions requirements and are enrolled in the EMNA program. 

Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship

The Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corp Fellowship was instituted to honor those who have served in the Peace Corps and who wish gain employment in the nonprofit sector after leaving the Corps. One fellowship is awarded per academic year to the candidate who shows outstanding academic performance, a strong commitment to a career in the nonprofit sector and who demonstrates high potential for leadership. The amount of the fellowship is $10,500, or approximately 25 percent of tuition to the EMNA program. Applicants are not precluded from applying for other EMNA merit-based scholarships and financial assistance.

If you wish to be considered for the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship, please indicate this selection on your EMNA program application. Learn more

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Fellowship

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Fellowship was created as part of a partnership between th USHCC and the Wells Fargo foundation to encourage participation from Hispanic communities in the economic development within the United States. The scholarship funds represent a portion of a $450,000 grant presented to the USHCC by the Wells Fargo Foundation to support Hispanic business owners as they strive for financial success. One USHCC Fellowship is awarded each academic year to a Hispanic business owner, who is selected by the USHCC to attend the EMNA program.

The Volunteers of America Program Fellowship

Volunteers of America (VOA) and the EMNA program have teamed up to offer an executive development program for high-potential VOA employees. Through this program, VOA employees spend time on the University of Notre Dame campus learning from MNA faculty members about topics including “What it means to be a CEO in a Ministry of Service,” “Inspired Performance” and “Leading from Middle Management.”

In an effort to expand the collaboration with VOA, the EMNA program has offered a half-tuition scholarship opportunity to a VOA employee who has demonstrated strong values, high leadership potential and outstanding academic performance. Fellowships are restricted to VOA employees and are selected by VOA.

Applying for Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the official application for federal student aid at the University of Notre Dame.


The Office of Financial Aid is responsible for loan opportunities.

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