MS in Nonprofit Leadership

  • Student Life

    NPL Student Named Inaugural Global Rhodes Scholar, Sets Sights on Development

    Penn World Scholar. Perry World House Student Fellow. Paul Robeson and Anna Julia Cooper Scholar. Lipman Family Prize Fellow. Founder and president of the Society of African Internationals. And now, Penn School of Social Policy...

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    Alumni Stories

    SP2 Nonprofit Leadership Alumna Honored as Fundraising ‘Rising Star’

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Eastern PA Chapter has named Emily A. Conners, a 2016 graduate of the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at the Penn School of Social Policy &...

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  • Gabriella Gabriel Paez

    Student Life

    SP2 Student Named Activist of the Year, Provides Sustainable Local Resources

    Gabriella Gabriel Paéz, a student in the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), was recognized as Activist of the Year at SustainPHL 2018. The...

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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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Student Life

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