Transform. Inspire. Lead.

One of the first graduate degrees in the country developed specifically for those who lead, or aspire to lead, nonprofit organizations.

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary this coming academic year, our Master of Nonprofit Leadership provides a variety of pathways to achieve the change you envision.

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Work-Based Learning Specialist |

Tiffany Bigham, MNPL 2017

"Joining the MNPL program was hands down one of the most rewarding and practical moves I’ve ever made. During the program, I never felt more valued and engaged. My cohort challenged me, my professors empowered me, and I gained identity within my own right as a leader. I walked away from SU with transferrable, hard skills that have already helped promote me to running my own department and what’s more, the positionality to effectively serve others."

Work-Based Learning Specialist | Garfield High School

We offer you the opportunity to develop the skills you need to inspire, transform your organization and your community, and lead for a more just and humane world.

We help you build essential leadership skills and provide you the space to test those skills with peers in your cohort and practicum experience. As a result, you can instantly apply the lessons you learn in the classroom.

Take the next step

Create your unique path to your career in nonprofit leadership at Seattle U.

Months to complete your degree

Evening & Saturday Classes

Designed for the working professional

Credits including graduate practicum

Extensive Network

of regional nonprofit & philanthropic leaders


Maureen Feit, PhD, Director of Nonprofit Leadership

Maureen Emerson Feit, PhD

Director, Nonprofit Leadership


Angela Cabatbat

Angela Cabatbat, MNM

Graduate Program Coordinator