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About Our Students

About Our Students

Ann Huynh, MSNM graduate 2011 - “The degree gave me the right tools to venture out on my own.”

Spertus Institute Master of Science
In Nonprofit Management

About Our Students

Spertus Institute Master of Science in Nonprofit Manangement (MSNM) students are nonprofit professionals, career changers, and public sector employees. Accelerated Daytime students are those who have recently graduated or completed a service year and now wish to make an impact through professional roles in advocacy or community services. All are seeking to enhance their skills and advance their careers. The growth of the nonprofit sector has fueled a demand for comprehensive graduate degree programs that offer leadership theory, organizational management, budgeting, fundraising, and grantwriting. Through course modules taught by professional practitioners in a variety of nonprofit fields, the MSNM program provides an in-depth academic experience with practical applications for all nonprofit professionals and organizations.

MSNM students come from a wide range of organizations and share a dedication to providing quality programs and services. Most have nonprofit experience in such fields as:

  • Arts & Cultural Organizations
  • Community Organizations
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Health Services
  • Social Services

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Classes Start in
June 2014.


Spertus Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604.

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For Employers

Spertus Institute offers a free listing service for employers. These listings are available to the nonprofit community and Spertus students/alumni. By listing a position, employers are opening their organization to a group of passionate professionals that have committed themselves to a career in nonprofits. MORE>

Spertus Students Are Entreprenears

Did you know that 20% of alumni of the Spertus Institute Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program launch new nonprofit organizations? These organizations serve community needs in new ways, in Chicago and across North America.