USF Master of Nonprofit Administration

Develop Your Leadership for Social Impact.

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Contact Info

Admission: Graduate

Monday-Friday: 9a.m.-5p.m.

University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-2221

Earn a 12-month, specialized Master of Nonprofit Administration degree in the dynamic setting of downtown San Francisco.

The University of San Francisco Nonprofit Administration degree program draws from key partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofits, foundations and entrepreneurs involved in international development and global engagement. 

Students deepen their socially committed scholarship through a customized curriculum that may include academic global immersions, international internships and global capstone projects.

The curriculum combines practical, hands-on and real-world organizational projects with innovative methods, approaches, and tools in social, environmental and economic impact assessment.

Full-Time Master of Nonprofit Administration Features

  • Offered at the USF campus in downtown San Francisco
  • Courses occur weekday evenings, typically Monday-Wednesday 6–9 p.m. and one morning class
  • 36 units to be completed in 12 months
  • Project-based and experiential learning within San Francisco’s vibrant nonprofit community
  • Small, seminar-style classes in cohorts to foster diverse, critical, and intercultural conversations
  • Classes begin every fall semester (end of August) in San Francisco


Attend a class or information session, visiting the USF campus at 101 Howard Street in downtown San Francisco. Please fill out the form on this page for more information.

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Nonprofit Ethical Leadership

Examines nonprofit leadership from an ethical and social sector value perspective. It compares the social sector with governmental and private institutions and explores hybrid organizational innovations. It considers ethical leadership theories and practices relevant to the relations and diversity of the nonprofit sector. It reviews historical evolutions and contemporary practices in the ‘third’ sector along case studies in civil society organizations, social movements, nonprofits, voluntary associations, philanthropic institutions and international nongovernmental organizations.

Nonprofit Funding & Philanthropy

Studies the principles and practices of fundraising and grant wiring along sustainable resource development solutions. It exposes students to innovative strategies for planned giving, responsible investing, crowdsourcing and other essential fundraising practices. It practically exposes students to effective techniques and strategies for grant writing and government contracting. It prepares students to diversified and sustainable practices for resource development.

Offered in San Francisco, California