Part-Time Master of Nonprofit Leadership Schedule

Students who take the Master of Nonprofit Leadership degree program on a part-time basis can complete their degree in either two or three years. Plan your course of study with the 2023-start schedule below.

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Two-Year Master's Degree

This example is a part-time two-year approach to earn the MNL. A part time student may enter at any semester but must take the next January residency scheduled. 

January Residency 2023 (Jan. 3-24)

Introduction/Orientation to Program

Critical Perspectives of Nonprofits as Public Benefit Corporations

  • Decision-Making, Operational Excellence

NL 501 Personal Leadership Development 

2 credits

NL 502 Rural, NL 503 Environment, or NL 504 Organizations

2 credits

Spring 2023 (Jan 30-March 15)

NL 554 Board Governance as Collaborative Leadership

2 credits

Summer 2023

Term 1 (May 22-June 16)

NL 600 Field Placement/Projects in Action

2 credits

Term 2 (June 20-July 14)

NL 510 Fiscal Management and Budgeting

2 credits

Fall 2023 (Aug. 28-Oct. 13)

NL 540 Managing Meetings & Projects

2 credits

January Residency 2024 (Jan. 3-24)

No credits required, noncredit attendance is open for special events

Spring 2024 (Dates TBD)

First Half

NL 532 Developing the Capacity of People

2 credits

Second Half

NL 533 Managing People

2 credits

NL 552 Building Collaboration and Partnerships

2 credits

Summer 2024 (Dates TBD)    

Session 2 (July)

NL 550 Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

2 credits

Session 3 (August)

NL 520 Resource Management Strategies

2 credits

Fall 2024

First Half

NL 556 Program innovation & Design

2 credits

NL 555 or NL 560 or NL 570 Topics for Concentration

2 credits

Second Half

NL 530 Developing a Strategy-Based Culture

2 credits

NL 558 Impact & Iteration

2 credits

January Residency 2025

NL 601 Leading Nonprofit Organizations

4 credits

Critical Perspectives and Projects in Action presentations    

  • Dynamics of Community Change/Building a Movement    

Three-Year Master's Degree

This example is a part-time two-year approach to earn the MNL. A part time student may enter at any semester but must take the next January residency scheduled. 

Fall 2023 (Aug. 28-Oct. 13)
NL 540 Managing Meetings & Projects 2 credits
January Residency 2023 (Jan. 3-24)
NL 501 Personal Leadership Development 2 credits
NL 502 Rural, NL 503 Environmental, or NL 504 Organizations Colloquia

2 credits

Spring 2024 (Dates TBD)
First Half
NL 554 Board Governance as Collaborative Leadership

2 credits

Second Half
NL 552 Building Collaborations & Partnerships

2 credits

NL 555 or NL 560 or NL 570 Concentration Topics

2 credits

Summer 2024 (Dates TBD)
Term 1 (May/June)
NL 600 Field Placement/Projects in Action

2 credits

Term 2 (June/July)
NL 550 Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

2 credits

Fall 2024
First Half
NL 540 Managing Meetings & Projects

2 credits

Second Half
NL 558 Impact & Iteration

2 credits

January Residence 2025
No credits required; noncredit attendance is open for special events.
Spring 2025
First Half
NL 532 Developing the Capacity of People

2 credits

Second Half
NL 533 Managing People

2 credits

Summer 2025
Session 2 (June/July)
NL 510 Fiscal Management & Budgeting

2 credits

Fall 2025
First Half
NL 556 Program Innovation & Design

2 credits

Second Half
NL 530 Developing a Strategy-Based Culture

2 credits

January Residency 2026
NL 601 Leading Nonprofit Organizations 4 credits

Critical Perspectives and Projects in Action Presentations

  • Dynamics of Community Change
  • Building and Sustaining a Movement

 

Contact Us

Corky McReynolds PhD | Director
Alessandra Govi | Admissions Counselor, Nonprofit Leadership Program
MNL@contact.pacificu.edu