MS in Nonprofit Leadership

  • Imrul Mazid

    Student Life

    Connecting Communities: NPL Student & AMCLI Fellow Reflects on Muslim American Nonprofit Leadership

    For Imrul Mazid, a student in the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), his deep commitment to social justice is inextricably woven to his... Read More

  • Tatiana Fraga Diez

    Student Life

    NPL Student Chosen for Steering Committee of World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community

    Tatiana Fraga Diez, a student in the Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), has been appointed to the Education and Employment Steering Committee of the Global Shapers Community,... Read More

  • NPL Student Erik Larson

    Student Life

    “Everything Is Intersectional”: NPL Student Helps Drive Historic LGBTQ Inclusion Initiatives

    With nicknames like The Cradle of Liberty and City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia has a well-earned reputation as a city that upholds freedom and equality. For Erik Larson, a student in the Master of Science... Read More

Are you passionate about creating social change?

The Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) Program at the School of Social Policy and Practice welcomes individuals who are bright, passionate, and energized to be transformative thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, and innovators for social impact. The world needs innovative approaches to address the world’s complex social challenges.

Our students are the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs who will help transform nonprofits, social enterprises, international NGOs, educational systems, social service agencies, art and cultural institutions, foundations, and advocacy and volunteer organizations. Our program allows students to build a foundation for their professional and civic journeys as collaborative agents of innovation and impact.

If you are a nonprofit professional preparing for leadership role, a professional in another sector seeking to create social impact, or an individual preparing to enter the nonprofit or social impact sector, apply today to our full-time, part-time, or online programs.

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

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Top Ten Reasons to Pursue a Master's Degree in NPL

Top Ten Reasons to Pursue a Master's Degree in NPL

Top Ten Reasons to Pursue a Master's Degree in NPL

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Admissions & Application

Admissions & Application

Admissions & Application

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Curriculum

Curriculum

Curriculum

The NPL program consists of a total of ten (10) graduate level course units (CUs).

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Contact Information

Contact Information

Contact Information

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FAQs

FAQs

FAQs

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SP2 News

Ram Cnaan of The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice

Faculty & Research

SP2 Professor Selected as Best Reviewer

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Alumni Stories

MSSP Alumna Named Fulbright Public Policy Fellow

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Faculty & Research

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XSD participants at the Fall 2019 convening at Penn's Houston Hall

Faculty & Research

Penn’s First Executive Program in Social Innovation Design

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