The Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management is designed for individuals who want to dedicate their time and talent to mission-driven organizations. The program prepares professionals to exercise managerial and leadership expertise in support of any nonprofit organization’s mission: human service, religious, educational, community development, health care, arts and culture, environmental, foundation work, or any other 501 C enterprise.

Antioch University Los Angeles is a Collegiate Partner of the national Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA). Graduates of the MANM program are eligible to become Certified Nonprofit Professionals (CNP). The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance offers the only national certification in nonprofit management and leadership developed with, and recognized by, the nonprofit sector.

Through the MANM program, students hone their skills and enhance their career opportunities as a professional in the nonprofit world, learning from some of the most successful nonprofit professionals in Southern California.

New students are generally admitted in the Fall and Spring Quarters for the MANM Program. For application deadlines, refer to the Academic Calendar or to the AULA website.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for admission, applicants must supply the following:

  • Evidence of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. (Note: Evidence of a bachelor’s degree from a non-regionally accredited institution of higher education may be considered, but is at the discretion of the academic program.)
  • Evidence of graduate level writing and communication skills as demonstrated in the Admissions Dialogue Essay and interview.
  • Evidence of appropriate experience, goals, and interests that indicate a potential to succeed in the program as well as in future professional life.  This evidence is provided in the previous academic record, the Admissions Dialogue Essay, resume or curriculum vitae, and an interview.