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Master's Degree & Graduate Certificates in Nonprofit Leadership

Nonprofit organizations are among the largest employers in Massachusetts, employing 14 percent of the total workforce. Yet trends predict a shortage of qualified leadership in the coming years.

Nonprofit Leadership Degrees for Today's Social Sector Organizations

Wheelock's part-time Nonprofit Leadership programs are designed to prepare you for leadership roles in nonprofit organizations and NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations). Through our focus on civic engagement and social justice, Wheelock is uniquely positioned to provide you with a perspective on leadership that is mindful of the increasing diversity and global scale of today's organizations.

Click on each program to learn more:

MS in Nonprofit Leadership - Scholarship opportunities for September 2014 enrollment!
Master of Social Work/MS in Nonprofit Leadership dual degree
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership for MSW students

A Graduate Program for Leaders of a Global Environment

Our programs will help you develop the capacity to lead organizations in an increasingly global environment, while learning the skills necessary to build effective multicultural organizations with a global perspective.

At Wheelock, you will gain a unique combination of theory, knowledge, practical applications, and leadership skills that will help you take the next step in your career.

Why Pursue an MS or Graduate Certificate in Leadership at Wheelock?

  • Faculty who have practical experience in the field
  • Small, interactive classes that incorporate your work experience
  • Convenient and accessible campuses located in the heart of Boston
  • Evening and weekend classes
  • Earn a graduate certificate in as little as one year
  • Earn your master's degree in two years part time while you continue to work
  • Community Scholarships are available for students who have a minimum of two years of experience that demonstrates a commitment to the nonprofit field. These scholarships are awarded in amounts of up to $7,500. Please apply by the preferred deadline to be considered.
  • Americorps Scholarships are available in the amount of $2500 for two incoming graduate students who have completed previous service in an Americorps organization. There is no application process to be considered for the scholarship however you must indicate on your application or resume that you have served in one of these organizations. Please click here for more information.

    What Students Say about the Nonprofit Leadership Program

    • "I'm excited for the next class and for the rest of the program."
    • "I feel that I have gained inside knowledge about how an organization works. I have also gained more confidence."
    • "I'm definitely growing as a person and as a leader. I thought that the readings and assignments were realistic and applicable."
    • "I really enjoyed the classes, and I was able to apply many of the concepts in my current position."
    • "I came into this class looking for elective credits and am coming away with a new passion."
    • "This has helped me to become a more aware and enlightened person and to guide me towards what I wanted to do. I honestly could not ask for better professors."
    • "I've learned more in this one semester at Wheelock than I have in years."

    Pursue a graduate degree in the Boston area. Discover the advantages of expert training in Nonprofit Leadership. Request more information about a Graduate Studies Program at Wheelock and make a difference in the global environment.

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