Admission Requirements: Nonprofit Leadership Online Graduate Programs

Important dates

Term Final Application Deadline Start Date
Fall 2024 July 20, 2024 August 21, 2024
Spring 2025 November 15, 2024 January 22, 2025
Summer 2025 April 15, 2025 May 21, 2025
Term Fall 2024
Final Application Deadline July 20, 2024
Start Date August 21, 2024
Term Spring 2025
Final Application Deadline November 15, 2024
Start Date January 22, 2025
Term Summer 2025
Final Application Deadline April 15, 2025
Start Date May 21, 2025

How to Apply

To complete the application process for the online Master of Arts or Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, you must submit or fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree, from a regionally accredited university, with a minimum GPA of 3.0; if your GPA was 2.5-2.99, you may be admitted on a conditional basis
  • A current resume or CV with employment history
  • A completed online application, including:
    • One personal essay
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Official academic transcripts from all institutions from which you earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree
  • A $40 application fee
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The Online Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership

This program includes a field experience course, which provides the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world situations.

  • 12 courses
  • Delivered asynchronously, with synchronous opportunities in many classes
  • Complete in as few as 16 months

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

Credits from the certificate program can be transferred to count toward completion of the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership online program.

  • One required course
  • Three electives, chosen from nine options
  • All courses are offered on demand

Become the expert who creates lasting social impact.

You’re committed to making a difference. It’s time to advance into the senior positions that drive real change. Gain the leadership expertise you need through Bradley University’s online graduate programs in Nonprofit Leadership. Learn from award-winning authorities—in a supportive environment, on a flexible schedule that fits into your life.

Complete the form to get information on the program structure, curriculum, benefits, and application requirements.

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Bradley University is authorized to deliver online programs to US citizens and permanent residents residing in the United States. International students are encouraged to inquire about on-campus opportunities by visiting Bradley University International Admissions.


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Admissions Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2024

Final Application Date
July 20, 2024
Fall 2024
Start Date
August 21, 2024
Fall 2024

Spring 2025

Final Application Deadline
November 15, 2024
Spring 2025
Start Date
January 22, 2025
Spring 2025

Summer 2025

Final Application Deadline
April 15, 2025
Summer 2025
Start Date
May 21, 2025
Summer 2025

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