Master of Arts in Non-Governmental Organization Management
Johns Hopkins University

Program Details

Develop the skills you need to lead a non-governmental organization and drive social improvement anywhere in the world with your Johns Hopkins Master of Arts in Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Management. Learn to manage a team, and understand how to apply critical analysis and problem-solving to find solutions to increase an existing organization's impact—or take everything you learn and create a new organization to focus on whatever issues spark your passion.

Our NGO Management program prepares graduates to enter the demanding field of NGO administration with everything they need to create successful change. You'll become familiar with the global governance framework in which NGOs operate, and the life cycle of public policy—as well as things that hinder or promote its successful implementation. The curriculum explores the theory behind effective NGO leadership and includes a hands-on capstone to put what you learn to immediate use.

Focus Areas

  • International Organizations; Project Management, Evaluation, and Leadership; Social Enterprise; Democracy and Civil Engagement


  • A grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the latter half of undergraduate studies
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education