Online MS in Nonprofit Leadership

Prepare yourself to make a difference in your organization. Cairn’s Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership equips leaders like you with resources and training in financial management, fundraising, decision making, and organizational effectiveness, so your nonprofit can expand its reach and effectiveness.

This 39-credit program is designed to be completed online in 2 years. Students participate in a leadership practicum designed to provide the experience necessary to develop as a strategic leader.

Program Highlights

  • Learn how to scale the effectiveness of an organization.

  • Be equipped to empower staff and volunteers to fulfill the organization’s mission.

  • Develop the skills to apply sound business fundamentals in the nonprofit segment.


To enter the program, the candidate will:

To complete the program, the candidate will:

  • Successfully complete all required coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Successfully complete the Capstone: Nonprofit Strategy Practicum.

Program Curriculum

Semester Course
Fall #1 Nonprofit Innovation
Principles of Research
Overview of Christian Theology
Spring #1 Best Practices in Nonprofit Organizations
Leadership Elective
Summer Nonprofit Strategy
Fundraising and Development
Fall #2 Leadership Elective
Theology of Leadership & Business
Spring #2 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
Capstone: Nonprofit Strategy Practicum

For more information about the Online MS in Nonprofit Leadership degree program, contact Gwen Dorsey, Admissions Counselor, at

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