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M.S. and Graduate Certificates

Nonprofit Management is for professionals who care about making a difference locally and globally. Nonprofit institutions need thought leaders who have both the theoretical and practical skills to innovate, guide, and transform their organizations. Students who seek to build community, serve and advocate for the most vulnerable, bolster cultural heritage, and educate for social good, will find an excellent home in this program. 

Students can expect to enter a community of colleagues passionate about social impact and eager to sharpen the managerial skills necessary to take them to the next level of leadership. Whether you are a professional already working in the nonprofit sector, or someone seeking to move into this rewarding and meaningful field, you will find fellow students and faculty members interested in addressing the social challenges of our times.

 The 8-week asynchronous courses offer students the opportunity for self-reflective learning, exposure to fellow students and to a diverse faculty. 

Student who wish to specialize in Jewish Educational Administration may choose a modified curriculum which adds Jewish studies and educational supervision to the nonprofit coursework.

Guided by the principle of Tikkun Olam, the program advocates for learning that matters, for transformative potential in education, and for advancing the ideas of equity, inclusion and social action.

Nonprofit Management graduate, Elizabeth Christy '17 describes how her degree helped her with her eco-urban garden creations in Los Angeles.


Master of Science in Nonprofit Management

The online M.S. in Nonprofit Management (MSNPM) is a 33-credit (11 courses) degree designed for the working professional. This practitioner-oriented program emphasizes managerial development and leadership skills as well as consideration of ethical and social principles as they apply to real world situations in a 21st century global community. 

Students wishing to specialize in Jewish educational administration may choose a modified curriculum which adds Jewish studies and educational supervision to the nonprofit coursework.

M.A. students currently working in the American Jewish community may apply for the Gratz College Midcareer Fellowship.  Qualified Midcareer Fellows will receive a 25% scholarship and may also be eligible for an additional 20% Gratz College scholarship.

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The 12-credit graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management provides community professionals with essential training on current trends in the American community and practical aspects of managing an organization.  

Graduate Certificate in Jewish Communal Service

Gratz College offers a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice (known as SP2) where students can earn both their MSW at UPenn and a Certificate in Jewish Communal Service through Gratz.

Gratz College has partnered up with the University of Pennsylvania's (UPenn) School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) to provide students with a unique way to benefit their professional development by optimizing study in two excellent joint programs. Select courses at each institution will fulfill elective degree requirements at the other. Where fieldwork is required, at least one internship will take place in a Jewish nonprofit/clinical setting, organized through he SP2 fieldwork coordinator.

In addition to successfully completing the Gratz Application process, students must also be accepted to the SP2 programs. For more information, please email or call (215) 736-1934.

Please see more information under Program Paths.

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Meet the Program Director

Debbie Aron M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

It’s exciting to watch our students refining their skills to accomplish their goals within nonprofit organizations. My own diverse nonprofit background in healthcare, community service, and education has given me respect for the many ways that managers in the nonprofit field can contribute to initiating or shaping the important work of community building.

Meet Our Faculty

Each of our nonprofit management faculty members takes pride in creating stimulating and accessible classroom experiences for their students.   Not only are they committed to presenting the most current thinking in the body of management literature; they are also each stellar practitioners in the field in their own right. This enables them to bring real world dilemmas, challenges, and strategy to the case examples and applied research projects in their courses and to frame learning about nonprofit planning through the lens of experience. 

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"While at Gratz, I discovered my passion, i.e., non-profit school management. The lessons I learned there -- as well as the personal connections I made -- continue to support me in my role as a Jewish day school leader." — Joseph Weinstein-Sears, M.S. in Nonprofit Management Graduate