There is a $1,500 education award match scholarship awarded each academic year to two admitted degree students. Contact the University College Enrollment Manager at or 303-871-2291 to inquire about program admission.

The University of Denver, University College Nonprofit Leadership Master’s degree and certificate program is 100% online and also offered in the classroom. The program prepares graduates to think critically, act ethically, and lead the changes needed to solve the pressing issues in nonprofits, nongovernmental organizations, and civil society across the world. Students develop practical knowledge, diversity skills and strategic thinking as the learn to lead nonprofit organizations craft fundraising strategy and activities, guide a board of directors, and direct program operations and social enterprises that address societal problems.
Core coursework addresses healthy and sustainable organizational success, legacy and trends in the sector, and core leadership skill building. Four concentrations (four courses/concentration) develop cutting edge skills in Executive Leadership; Philanthropy and Resource Development; Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Mission-driven Operations and Programs. Courses engage students in legal, ethical, financial, equitable and scalable considerations of program and organizational leadership and management. Faculty are highly experienced in development and fundraising, social innovation, governance, program management; they are leadership experts who explore future trends, historical context, and current nonprofit theory and practice with practical and cutting-edge learning. Graduates will increase their community and world impact with tools that make change happen. (12 courses, 48 credits).

Contact information

Contact Name
Michele Long


Institution Type
Institution Programs

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Institution Address

2211 S. Josephine Street
Lakewood, CO 80208
United States