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Master’s Program • SSL

Master of Arts in Social Sector Leadership and Nonprofit Management

Program Highlights

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

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. Graduates will be able to provide the effective leadership needed to address some of society's most pressing social challenges.

The flexible program has both a full-time 12-month option and a part-time 21-month option. Day, evening, and weekend classes are available. Both options include 12 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.

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.

Offered by the University of Chicago’s (opens in new tab) School of Social Service Administration.

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At a Glance

Mixed (Full-time and Part-time)
1 year Full-time
2 years Part-time
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