College of Arts and Sciences

Nonprofit Administration

Master’s Program

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Nonprofit Administration at John Carroll is an interdisciplinary, professional degree program.

Courses are taught by faculty from both the Boler School of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences.  The program is intended for those who have, or expect to have, careers managing or administering nonprofit organizations. Candidates for the M.A. in Nonprofit Administration degree are required to successfully complete the 36-hour program as defined by the Graduate Studies Bulletin of John Carroll University.

Master’s Program Admission Requirements

  • Completed application.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which is preferably from a professional in a nonprofit organization.
  • Written statement that addresses the applicant’s interest in the program and career goals.
  • Professional resume.
  • A 3.0 undergraduate GPA with a 3.2 in the major (for unconditional acceptance).


Start your free online application today! More information about the admissions process and requirements is available on the Graduate Studies website.

40% tuition reduction scholarships are available to all admitted master’s program nonprofit students! Click here to learn about financial aid opportunities.

View a sample course plan.