Grand Valley State University's Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership prepares students for careers or advancement in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector through classroom study, applied research, professional development, and field experience. Students will learn to lead and manage philanthropic and nonprofit organizations ethically and effectively, and go beyond traditional boundaries in the pursuit of prosperous, safe, and healthy communities.

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Faculty. Opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research projects.

Courses.  Innovative curriculum design to meet diverse educational needs.

Getting Started. Develop skills in effective, ethical leadership and management.


The Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership program admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived for undergraduate alumni of Grand Valley.

Courses Offered

The Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership program is a minimum of 36 credits.

See the full course list.


Note: Grand Valley does not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency. Tuition is based on the program in which you chose to enroll. Visit the financial aid office webpage for tuition and fees

Possible Careers

Graduates are employed in a variety of professions including: Finance, Fundraising, Grant writing, Program development.

Page last modified May 17, 2017