When did the Nonprofit Administration program at John Carroll start?
The tradition of the Nonprofit administration program is over a decade long, with the first cohort arriving in 2006.

What makes Nonprofit Administration at John Carroll different?
The intimate class sizes and cohort experience ensures that our graduates are part of a supportive environment and network from day one. Professors and fellow classmates develop a support system that ensures professional development inside and outside of the classroom. In addition, flexible class scheduling ensures that working professionals can continue to thrive in their career while learning new skills that apply in the office the next day.

What programs are offered and how long do they take to complete?
There are three programs offered: a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Nonprofit Administration, a Certificate program, and a 5th Year Program. The M.A. program can be completed in as few as five semesters, including one summer semester. The Integrated Capstone Project is required to be completed during a summer semester.

What scholarship opportunities are available?
All M.A. and Certificate program students admitted into the Nonprofit Administration Program are eligible for a 40% tuition reduction. All 5th Year Program students are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction. For more information about financial aid and scholarships please visit JCU’s Office of Financial Aid.

Where do most graduates get jobs?
Today, 91% of our graduates are working for nonprofits, and 82% of them in Greater Cleveland. Most graduates of the program work in the nonprofit sector; however, the program provides students with managerial skills that could also be used in government or the private sector.

Do I have to work in nonprofit?
No, the program covers a wide variety of topics that are pertinent to organizations across different sectors. The course electives provide an opportunity to specialize in certain areas that match your interests. The program helps students enhance their management skills that are needed regardless of nonprofit, government or private organization that they will work with.

What connections does JCU have with the Cleveland nonprofit sector?
There are over 4,000 nonprofits in the Northeast Ohio area and many opportunities for students to make connections with other nonprofit professionals through internships, service learning projects, and the culminating capstone project. The program has a Community Advisory Committee, composed mostly of directors of prominent nonprofits, that guides the program on a host of matters, including what kinds of training and education are desirable for aspiring nonprofit managers.

Where can I find information about upcoming events?
Learn more about events on campus on the JCU homepage. You can also join the John Carroll University Nonprofit Administration Page on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These sites have links to upcoming events and opportunities.

If I have more questions who should I contact?
If you have general questions regarding the program, please email us at nonprofit@jcu.edu or call 216.397.4311.