Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration (MSNPA)

Master of Science (M.S.)

Louisiana State University Shreveport offers an online Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration with three tracks in administration, development and disaster preparedness.

Building community, managing diversity, and nurturing vision are crucial to nonprofits' success in financial management and strategic planning. Louisiana State University Shreveport's online Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration helps students gain the skills to accomplish all of those activities. This program offers applied learning taught by experienced, full-time practitioners who build relevant and real-world nonprofit experience into the course work to give you insight for success in nonprofit leadership.


MSNPA Nonprofit Administration Track - The Nonprofit Administration Track focuses on the management of nonprofit organizations, highlighting best practices in structure and process. 

MSNPA Nonprofit Development Track - The Nonprofit Development Track gives fundraising professionals the tools to successfully fundraise, develop donor relations and cultivation plans, and create long-term financial planning options for their organization. 

MSNPA Disaster Preparedness Track - The Disaster Preparedness Track focuses on the management of critical and crisis situations in primarily emergency relief organizations. 

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  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • 12 months
  • Online
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Explore the Master of Nonprofit Administration Master’s Degree at LSUS

Custom made, just for you

You can tailor this degree to your professional goals with three specialized tracks. Choose either the Nonprofit Administration Track, which focuses on the management of nonprofit organizations, the Nonprofit Development Track, which focuses on fundraising, donor relations and cultivation, and long-term financial planning, or the Disaster Preparedness Track, which focuses on management of critical and crisis situations in primarily emergency relief organizations. Graduates have the opportunity to independently seek their Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credentials through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

Ready to dip your toes in the graduate degree pool but aren't ready to commit to the entire program? Students can start with a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration with 12 credit hours and transfer those credits toward the Masters degree if they want to complete the whole 33 credit hour program at a later date.

Set up for success

The Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration program at Louisiana State University Shreveport is accredited by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC), one of only 12 programs in the world accredited by the prestigious governing body.

Get involved

Students are eligible to become members of the Nu Lambda Mu honor society through LSUS's Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) accreditation.

Real World Experience 

Students of the MSNPA program often get hand-on-experience through the LSUS Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research.

Financial aid for Master of Nonprofit Administration graduate students

More than $12.4 million in scholarship money is awarded to LSUS students each year. Explore the types of financial aid you could qualify for. 

Where Can a Master's Degree in Nonprofit Administration from LSUS Take You?

Graduates of the nonprofit administration program are prepared to serve as leaders in varied roles within a nonprofit organizationPotential career options include:

  • Executive Director
  • Development Director
  • Manager of Disaster Relief Operations

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