USF Master of Nonprofit Administration

Become an effective globally engaged nonprofit and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leader for sustainable development and social impact. 

USF's Master of Nonprofit Administration graduate management program ensures you acquire the tools you need to strengthen your leadership abilities, identify ethical considerations and effect positive change. 


One-year program 24-month program
Courses occur weekday evenings, typically Monday-Wednesday 6–9 p.m. and one morning class Weekday evenings, typically two days a week (M/W or T/W) 6-9 p.m.
Work experience not required Two years of work experience preferred
USF downtown San Francisco campus location USF downtown San Francisco campus location
No requirement for GRE/GMAT No requirement for GRE/GMAT


Master of Nonprofit Administration Details

Develop essential leadership values, management skills and nonprofit competencies to work as an executive director, nonprofit consultant, development director, or other leadership positions in the nonprofit and social sector — engaged in fields such as education, health, arts and humanities, human services, economic inclusion, sustainable development, advocacy and social change. 

Learn from contemporary scholars as well as leaders from California’s nonprofit sector to international NGOs, to broaden your leadership and critical thinking skills and work alongside peers who share your professional goals and aspirations. 

You have a choice which nonprofit graduate degree program best fits your lifestyle. The Full-Time MNA offered during the week in San Francisco is centered on experiential learning and is open to international students. The Part-Time MNA for working professionals is offered in San Francisco on weeknights and supported by video-conference and online technology.

Contact Info

Admission: Graduate

Monday–Friday 9 a.m–5 p.m.

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

Pictured from Left to Right: Mercedes Reed MA Nonprofit Administration, Christopher Myers MBA, and Miriam Mendoza Moody, MA Nonprofit Administration '17.
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