Master of Arts in Social Sector Leadership and Nonprofit Management

Examine the complexity of social problems while developing the capacity to more effectively address social change.

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At a Glance

Master's Confers Alumni Status
Full-time, Part-time
One year Full-time
Two years Part-time

In the Master's Program in Social Sector Leadership and Nonprofit Management (SSL), students will gain a deep understanding of the organizational and policy environments shaping social sector action with the most up-to-date skills in organizational management, governance, and analysis.

The flexible program has both a full-time twelve-month option and a part-time twenty-one-month option. Day, evening, and weekend classes are available. Both options include twelve courses plus a summer practicum. This in-person program allows ample opportunities to spend time with professors and learn from colleagues in an intimate setting. Graduates will be able to provide the effective leadership needed to address some of society's most pressing social challenges.

Designed For

Early to mid-career individuals with previous experience working in the social sector who are seeking to advance into positions of leadership such as program managers, directors, and executives.

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Conferred by The University of Chicago's Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice