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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Nonprofit Leadership

Degree Requirements:

The MNPL program requires 45 credits taught through 15 courses offered over 18 to 22 months. Students are required to take 33 core credits and 12 elective credits. The final required course, NPLR 590, allows each student to pursue in-depth research on a subject of personal interest. Students with significant nonprofit professional experience may request a waiver of the practicum requirement. Electives and/or transferred credits may be substituted for core classes if approved via petition by the department and dean.


The practicum integrates and applies the nonprofit leadership theories being learned in the course work with the realities of the workplace. This practicum is required of all students, although students with significant nonprofit professional experience can apply for a waiver.  The experience provides students the opportunity to apply their knowledge within Puget Sound nonprofit organizations.

Typical Program of Study

We will offer the majority of the core classes in the first year, and a combination of core and electives during the second year. In the first year of study, students will take: Foundations of the Sector, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Boards & Volunteers, Fundraising, Marketing & Communications. Second year will include Program Evaluation, HR/Management, the electives and the Capstone. Practicum is offered both years.  Students may choose to accelerate their progress through the curriculum by adding electives during the first year of study.

Minimum credits required for degree: (45)