MA in Nonprofit Management

The Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management is designed for individuals who want to dedicate their time and talent to mission-driven organizations. The 18-month program prepares professionals to exercise managerial and leadership expertise in support of any nonprofit organization’s mission: human service, religious, educational, community development, health care, arts and culture, environmental, foundation work, or any other 501 C enterprise.

Through the program, students hone their skills and enhance their career opportunities as a professional in the nonprofit world, learning from some of the most successful nonprofit professionals in Southern California.

As a Nonprofit Management degree holder, you’ll be prepared to help nonprofit organizations thrive in positions including:

  • Executive director
  • Program director
  • Development officer
  • Consultant
  • Foundation officer
  • Service contractor
  • Nonprofit Trustee

Financial Aid and scholarship assistance are available for the MA in Nonprofit Management program.

Partnership with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

Antioch University Los Angeles is the only Los Angeles-area university that is a Collegiate NLAPartner of the national Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA). Graduates of the program are eligible to become Certified Nonprofit Professionals (CNP). The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance offers the only national certification in nonprofit management and leadership developed with, and recognized by, the nonprofit sector.

Certified Nonprofit Professionals are seven times more likely than non-CNPs to reach a director-level or higher position at a nonprofit organization, according to a recent study conducted by LinkedIn.


“The Nonprofit Sector Is Going On A Hiring Spree This Year: Report”
-Huffington Post

“The nonprofit sector is the third largest labor force in the U.S., employing one in ten workers.”