Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, M.P.N.L.
The 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 hands-on experience.
Students will learn to act ethically and effectively in leading and managing philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, and to transcend traditional boundaries in the pursuit of prosperous, safe, and healthy communities. The MPNL consists of 36 credit hours of coursework. Students can pursue the following emphases:
- Community impact
- Mission advancement
- Nonprofit healthcare
- Customized with approval of advisor
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but the fully completed application must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the intended semester of enrollment. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to GVSU.
Why Study Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley?
- The program is accredited by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council and is regularly ranked in the top ten nationwide for graduate programs in nonprofit management.
- The program meets the needs of both part- and full-time students with evening and weekend courses, workshops, and the ability to take course in a variety of formats.
- Grand Valley library's endowed Johnson Collection for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership is one of the country's most comprehensive collections of books, journals, and audiovisuals on the nonprofit sector.
- There are opportunities for students to collaborate with faculty
on field-related research projects.
- Students develop skills in effective, ethical leadership and management through real-world learning opportunities.
- Grand Valley's innovative nonprofit leadership curriculum is designed for the diverse needs of today's job market.