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Nonprofit Leadership

Educating Tomorrow's Nonprofit Leaders

The Master of Education in Nonprofit Leadership seeks to empower professionals to build strong nonprofit organizations and even stronger communities. Designed in collaboration with leaders from the Center for Nonprofit Management, the graduate Nonprofit Leadership program will enhance students’ comprehension of communication skills, leadership theory and best business practices in the nonprofit sector. Whether students are seeking to start a second career in the nonprofit field or desire professional development in a current nonprofit position, those completing this program will hone their leadership skills and gain the practical tools needed to lead a successful nonprofit.

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Major Outcomes
  • Acquire the analytical tools necessary for critical judgement
  • Learn how to diagnose and solve organizational problems
  • Develop strategies that foster innovative practices and organizational change
  • Anticipate philanthropic trends and global changes
Program Features 
  • The 36 hour program is designed for part-time completion in 24 months.
  • Classes are offered in eight-week sessions, consisting of four Saturday in-class sessions.
  • Class sizes are small, allowing students to develop a strong network of peer relationships and receive individualized attention from our highly experienced faculty.
Degree Requirements

Credits Required for Graduation: 36

  • Complete four Core Courses
  • Complete six Nonprofit Leadership Emphasis Courses
  • Complete one Elective Course or Internship
  • Complete Thesis/Project

Click here for a list of courses.
Click here for course descriptions from the Graduate Catalog.

Partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Management
In 2008, Belmont University established a partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management to create a Masters program specializing in Nonprofit Leadership. Belmont President Dr. Robert Fisher said, “With Belmont’s significant emphasis on learning and service, it only makes sense that we should offer a Masters of Nonprofit Leadership for individuals seeking to start a second career or those who want professional development in a current nonprofit venture. By partnering with the Center for Nonprofit Management, we can guarantee students will have Middle Tennessee’s best experts and nonprofit executives to direct courses and share their experiences.”

As a result of this partnership, students who are already employed by organizations that are members of the Center for Nonprofit Management will be eligible for discounted tuition. Belmont will contribute 25 percent of the total tuition, leaving the student and his or her agency to split the remaining seventy-five percent of the cost.

Nashville Cares

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Our community cares deeply about creating a better world. Our passions range from community gardens to ending homelessness and our hands reach from our backyard all the way around the globe.  Organizations like the Mocha Club and blood:water mission focus on bringing clean water, food, and education to people in third world countries, while Nashville Rescue Mission and The Next Door seek to bring healing and assistance to the homeless population of Middle Tennessee.  Without a doubt, Nonprofit Leadership students have countless opportunities for nonprofit involvement, career opportunities and the support of a community that’s passionate about caring for the world around us. To learn more about the nonprofit organizations that call Nashville home, visit Hands On Nashville or Giving Matters

Click here to read testimonials from our alumni.

Ready to take the next step?

For more information contact Dr. Alan Coverstone
, Program Director at (615) 460-5882.
Click here to apply now

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