Apply for a Master of Nonprofit Management

  • Application Available: Generally fall term, the preceding year
  • Application Deadline: February 1. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis depending on available space. Students typically begin the program fall term, but under certain circumstances, may start mid-year.
  • Application Decision: The admissions committee meets monthly after February 1 to evaluate completed applications. Applicants will be notified by mail of their admission status.

The application process for the Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) program is an online process. You will need to create electronic copies (in PDF format) of your unofficial transcripts, your statement, and your résumé for uploading. We encourage you to begin the online application process at any time. You may return later and complete the process as you gather the necessary application materials. Please contact Bob Choquette, graduate coordinator,, if you encounter any difficulties with the online system.

The nonprofit sector attracts leaders from a variety of backgrounds. Therefore, we welcome high-achieving applicants with any undergraduate degree, at various stages in their professional careers. Some applicants have prior graduate degrees. If you are a currently enrolled UO graduate student, you may use existing reference letters, copies of undergraduate transcripts, and GRE scores from your previous graduate admissions file.

The Master of Nonprofit Management program encourages students from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all faculty, staff, and students regardless of ethnicity, heritage, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic standing, cultural beliefs, and traditions. We welcome students from a full spectrum of professional and academic backgrounds because a wide range of experience enriches the learning environment and challenges us to broaden our perspectives. We believe a diverse program better prepares our students to be effective leaders in the public and nonprofit sectors.

You can direct your questions as follows:

  • Currently enrolled graduate students interested in earning a concurrent degree may contact Bob Choquette for application procedures to the nonprofit management master’s program.
  • For questions about curriculum or advising, contact Professor Dyana Mason, the program director: 
  • Direct inquiries about the status of your admissions file, admission to the UO Graduate School, or registering for classes to Bob Choquette, graduate coordinator: 
  • For questions about internships at nonprofit organizations, contact Julie Voelker-Morris, Career Services Director:

We encourage prospective students to visit us. Learn more about the program and meet current faculty and students by attending a scheduled Graduate Info Session or arranging an individual visit.

How To Apply for the Master of Nonprofit Management

The online application system is open to receive prospective student applications for entry next fall, with a priority acceptance deadline of February 1, 2020. Direct questions about admissions to Bob Choquette, graduate coordinator. In exceptional cases, mid-year entry and alternative admission dates are possible. The application is a multipart process that you must complete before the application committee can review it.

  1. University of Oregon Graduate School Application: You'll need to provide official transcripts and information on your personal and educational background, as well as English language competency for non-native English speakers. (Note: if you are applying to more than one program at the UO, you must complete one Graduate Application for each program. Be sure to use the checkbox on the application form to avoid paying a second application fee.)

UO Graduate School: Apply Now

  1. UO application requirements
  2. Additional required materials:
    • If you are an international student, you must send a TOEFL score report to:
      The University of Oregon
      Institutional Code: 4846
      Department Code: 4401
    • English Language Proficiency Requirement for International Applicants, see UO's Graduate School requirements.
    • You must include unofficial transcripts from all prior undergraduate and graduate institutions in your online application.
    • You must have official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you received a bachelor’s degree and all subsequent degrees. Find more information on the Graduate School's Official Transcript Requirements page.

      Send them to:
      Office of the Registrar
      5257 University of Oregon
      Eugene, OR 97403

      Transcript Notes:
      • Transcripts must show degree awarded.
      • If you attended a school, but didn’t complete a degree, you do not need to send that transcript to the Office of Admissions.
      • If you have not yet finished your degree at the time of application, you do not need to send your in-progress transcripts to the Office of Admissions. If you are admitted, you will need to arrange to have your final degree transcript sent after your degree is conferred.
      • If you attended or are currently attending the UO, you do not need to send your UO transcript to the Admissions Office.
    • A comprehensive employment and education résumé, uploaded into the Online Graduate Application.
    • A personal statement, 1-2 pages, single spaced, PDF format, describing your motivation and preparation for furthering (or entering) a career in the nonprofit sector, and providing a hypothetical blueprint for the next 5–10 years of your career, uploaded into the Online Graduate Application.
    • Three letters of recommendation from references who can evaluate your academic potential (provide email addresses for your references within the Online Graduate Application), with one or more of the letters by a faculty member.
    • (Optional) Scores on the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) should be sent from the testing center. The University's institution code is "4846 UO," and use program code "Public Administration." GMAT scores are also accepted; use code "KSQ."