Nonprofit Management: MNM

The master of nonprofit management (MNM) is a comprehensive professional degree that prepares students for executive leadership of nonprofit and philanthropic (grant-making) organizations.

Due to the astonishing growth of the nonprofit sector over the past 30 years in the U.S. and the equally rapid growth of nongovernmental organizations internationally, the sector has professionalized. Nonprofit employers now seek master's degree graduates with specialized training that will allow them to propel their organization forward.

This degree is distinct from a master of business administration and a master of public administration due to the nonprofit sector's unique funding and management structures. For example, multiple revenue streams require expertise in sources such as membership, capital campaigns, government contracts, grants, crowd funding, and income from entrepreneurial ventures. 

We have crafted a strongly skills-focused curriculum that is nonprofit-first in perspective: Students learn practical and innovative techniques and apply them immediately in projects that benefit regional nonprofit organizations and foundations. Students graduate with a well-developed portfolio of nonprofit administrative experience and a robust professional network.

Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

Program-Specific Application Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose


  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)


Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM)
College of Design
Campus: Eugene
Fall Term:
Priority Deadline - January 15
Final Deadline - August 15
Winter Term: Final Deadline - December 1
Spring Term: Final Deadline - March 1
This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.