MS in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy

Inspire Change.

Bay Path University's MS in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy is relevant, practical, and diverse. Students will gain a greater understanding of the nonprofit sector and the skills to be an effective leader in a nonprofit organization. We provide you with the tools to manage in areas such as Strategic Planning, Financial Analysis, Board Governance, and Volunteer Management.

Courses offered 100% online - students learn in a small, intimate, highly dynamic and interactive online community

  • Classes start every February, June, and October
  • Program is applied with unique content, nonprofit and leadership focused, and at the heart of nonprofit fundraising in Western Massachusetts
  • Courses taught by faculty with real-world experience - not just academics
  • Option to add the Strategic Fundraising Certificate within the existing 36 credit degree, October start only
  • Students can earn points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification
  • Our program is a member of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council
  • Graduate students enrolled in the MS in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy degree program who are employed full-time at a nonprofit organization may be eligible to receive our Trustees’ Leadership Development Scholarship
  • Students have access to mentoring, tutoring, library resources, academic resources, and career services
  • Financial aid is available and no GMAT or GRE are required

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Why Bay Path?

Diversity & Inclusion - Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community. We firmly believe that individuals have the right to a safe, accepting, and enriching higher education experience and we are committed to fostering an environment in which diversity is welcomed and all individuals feel that they belong.

Flexibility & Convenience - Bay Path offers flexible full-time or part-time schedules, with multiple start dates, and course delivery options, our programs are convenient for busy working adults. 

Faculty Commitment & ExpertiseBay Path boasts an accomplished faculty comprised of dedicated professors and practitioners who bring their real-world experience into the classroom. Their ability to address current issues and best practices ensures that our students gain the relevant skills and knowledge they need to put into action immediately in their workplaces and communities. 

Success Focused - Bay Path's faculty and staff foster close relationships with students, ensuring they are supported in their educational goals and equipped to succeed. Students are empowered to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares them to flourish in a constantly changing world.

What Our Students Say

“The faculty in the MS in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy degree program were incredible supportive, accessible, and insightful. The knowledge and real-life experience these professors brought to each course they taught was inspiring and provided me a base of grounding throughout the entire program.” - Sara Domek G'18

About Bay Path University


Founded in 1897, Bay Path has its main campus in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, with additional sites in Concord, East Longmeadow, and online. Our graduate and undergraduate student body consists of more than 3,100 women and men representing over 33 states.