Capella University

225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3389

Program Details

Delve deep into different aspects of nonprofit management. Capella University's online Nonprofit Management and Leadership program is designed around industry standards for nonprofit management education, including the graduate curriculum guidelines established by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) and prepares you to develop innovative solutions to emerging challenges in society. This program delves deep into different aspects of the industry and provides you with a well-rounded education on the subjects of nonprofit management and leadership. 

The curriculum focuses on organizational and community collaborations; multicultural and diverse population needs; employee and volunteer development; legal, regulatory, and tax issues; financial analysis and reporting; marketing; program evaluation; strategic planning; and advanced skills in fund development and stewardship — all from a nonprofit perspective.

As part of Capella's broad portfolio of public service leadership offerings, this program features a multidisciplinary approach to public service education that provides you with an in-depth understanding of your specialized professions in the context of the larger public service environment.

Your PhD in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (called  residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

With your PhD in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Capella, you'll analyze the interconnectedness of the sectors of society from an historical, theoretical, economic, political and practical perspective to understand how nonprofits contribute to local, national and global society. You'll also lead the development and enhancement of collaborative relationships between government, business, religion and nonprofits entities in order to create a more socially just, equitable and vibrant world.

Common jobs with an online PhD in Nonprofit Management and Leadership include chief development officer, director of community engagement, director of training, faculty at a college or university, fundraising/development manager, planned-giving or major-gifts officer, or program director. Potential workplaces include: charitable organization, civic/community organization, foundation, nonprofit organization or religious organization.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Doctorate
    • Delivery Format:
      Mostly Online
    • Completion Time:
      10
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Quarter
    • In State Rate:
      $5,177.00
    • Out of State Rate:
      $5,177.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
      $51,770.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
      $51,770.00
    • International Students Accepted:
      Yes
    • Accelerated Degree:
      No

    Requirements

    Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements.

    Basic requirements for all programs:

    • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
    • Acknowledgement agreement
    • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
    • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
    • Minimum GPA as defined by your program

    Minimum level of education required:

    • Master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution
    • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

    • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440 
    • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu

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    Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, job placement or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the school’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University at 1.866.679.9687 for more information.

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