University of San Francisco

School of Management

Master of Nonprofit Administration


2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Nonprofit Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Prepare to challenge and rethink the everyday practices of nonprofit management. The Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) at the University of San Francisco focuses on educating you to thrive in a shared, global community, and we place a high priority on advancing humanity. The first graduate program in nonprofit management in the United States, the USF MNA celebrates over 30 years of service to the nonprofit sector and will help you build on your success and emerge stronger and more capable of making a difference in the world.

San Francisco is home to a vibrant, extensive, and active nonprofit community, with significant impact regionally, nationally, and internationally. Your course work will include consulting with a Bay Area nonprofit to tackle the real-world challenges faced by the organization. Learn firsthand through collaborations with leading practitioners that are providing quality programs and services across the region.

The many talented faculty who teach  in the MNA program work hard to create an educational environment that will enable you to help nonprofit organizations provide quality programs and services, and impact public policy to achieve social change.  

Fast Facts:

  • Taught at a Jesuit university focused on service, through the core values of human dignity and justice
  • Located in downtown San Francisco, close to BART
  • Convenient schedule to accommodate working professionals with classes on Saturdays
  • Small, seminar classes with an emphasis on in-class discussion, professional reflection, and action learning
  • 2-year curriculum with a focus on applied management and leadership
  • Optional global immersion program and elective courses on international nonprofits


USF is a founding member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has been accredited by WASC since the 1940s.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants must submit the following: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic (as applicable).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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