NPL/Center for Social Impact Strategy Executive Program

Alumni of Penn’s Center for Social Impact Strategy Executive Program for Social Impact Strategy and NAS’s Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy are eligible to complete the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership in an accelerated, on-campus or online format.

The MS in Nonprofit Leadership is a ten (10) credit master’s program. Students who enter the NPL program after completing the CSIS or NAS executive program must complete six (6) NPL credit units (CUs) at least four (4) CUs of which must be from the core offering.

Online Program

Over the course of a single academic year, students will be required to take six (6) CUs. The final four (4) CUs required for the master’s degree will be applied to the degree retroactively from the CSIS or NAS Executive Programs, thus earning ten (10) CUs of credit while completing six (6) CUs in the master’s program itself.

Students will choose their online coursework (3 CUs in the fall semester and 3 CUs in the spring semester) from the online course options, though they may take on-campus or NPL SP2 global courses for up to 2 CUs. Students must choose at least four (4) NPL core courses.

Sample Schedule

FallSpring
AugustSeptember - DecemberJanuary - AprilMay
Optional On-Campus Cohort Building and Networking1 NPL Core CU1 NPL Core CURecommended participation in cohort building activities and Commencement exercises
1 NPL Core CU1 NPL Core CU

On-Campus Program

Over the course of one or two academic years, students will be required to take a total of six (6) CUs on campus. The final four (4) CUs required for the master’s degree will be applied to the degree retroactively from the CSIS Executive Program, thus earning ten (10) CUs of credit while completing six (6) CUs in the master’s program itself.

Students will choose their six (6) CUs from these offerings. Students may choose from the NPL core courses and NPL elective courses, but should plan to take at least four core courses. Students may not take Penn Electives to satisfy the six (6) CUs.

Contact Information

For additional information about completing the NPL program as an alum of the CSIS or NAS executive programs, please contact:

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