Master of Nonprofit Management

Program Overview

The School of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) degree. The MNM is housed in the School of Public Administration, which is part of the College for Design and Social Inquiry (CDSI).

America’s nonprofit or tax-exempt organizations comprise a significant sector of the United States economy. Nonprofit organizations registering with the IRS in 2015 rose to 1.56 million organizations, with revenues of $2.45 trillion, and assets of $5.79 trillion. Between 2007 and 2016, nonprofit employment grew by nearly 17%, surpassing for-profit employment growth, which grew by less than 5%. In 2010, nonprofits employed 13.7 million individuals or approximately 10% of the country’s workforce. The nonprofit sector accounted for the third largest employee payroll by industry, generating $638.1 billion in total wages in 2016.

The mission of the Master of Nonprofit Management Program is to provide students, in a climate of inclusiveness, with the critical, analytical, managerial, and operational education necessary to inform theory and practice of effective service delivery in a nonprofit environment.

A goal of the Masters of Nonprofit Management program is to provide students with competencies for the ethical management and leadership of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) by:

  • Offering broad-based and relevant curriculum to MNM students.
  • Advancing the scholarship of nonprofit management through collaboration with community partners.

For any questions regarding the Master of Nonprofit Management degree program, please contact Dr. Robin Larson (Program Coordinator,

For questions about advising, please contact the College Advising Center at 561-297-2316.