Skip to main content
The Richard M. DeVos Center at Grand Valley State University. Photo taken pre-COVID.

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.


8%
National Job Growth

Job opportunities in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership fields are expected to grow 8% in the U.S. by 2025.

8%
West Michigan Job Growth

Job opportunities in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership fields are expected to grow 8% in West Michigan by 2025.

Top 10

Program ranked Top 10 in the Nation


Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

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:

Application Deadline

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?

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Details