Master of Nonprofit Leadership

Ignite Your Leadership. Accelerate Your Career.

Equip yourself with the critical tools needed to create a just and humane world with one of the first graduate degrees in the country developed specifically for nonprofit leaders.


In collaboration with our faculty and your cohort of peers you will:

  • learn to think critically,
  • act on your values,
  • apply classroom theory to real-world problems.

Key features:

Your investment:

  • Can be completed within 22 months
  • 45 credits
  • $700 per credit / total cost: $31,500* / Scholarships available

*(2018-19 tuition rate)

MNPL students in Olympia, Washington

The MNPL program helped me build a network in a city that was new to me, increased my confidence… and continues to offer guidance and support.

Liz Flores-Marcus, MNPL '16

Learn to lead for lasting impact

Focus on core competencies, including:

  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Planning
  • Finance
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Human Resources Management
  • Program Design and Evaluation

Additional learning opportunities:

  • Electives allow you to explore your interests in greater depth.
  • In your practicum, you apply theory in a professional setting.

Built on the national standards established by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council.

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You are in good company

Join a network of alumni, students and seasoned professionals

For more that 20 years, our alumni have been providing leadership and creating social change in communities throughout the world.

From the time you join the program and throughout your career, you are connected to our wide and active network of nonprofit professionals and nonprofit organizations.

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Gabriel Manriquez shares how the MNPL program has helped his leadership development.

Nonprofit Leadership

Events and Information Sessions


Office location

  • Jefferson Building 401, 4th Floor, E Jefferson St & 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Directions here

Mailing address

  • 901 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

Alumni & Students at Work