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Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership

About the Programs

Nonprofit organizations are a powerful third sector, standing alongside for-profit businesses and governmental entities that drive our economy and contribute to the quality of life we all enjoy. In today’s complex world, nonprofit and arts organizations play an integral role in almost every facet of our society and those working and volunteering in this sector demonstrate servant leadership in its purest form.

Oklahoma City University is proud to offer several innovative options for those interested in enhancing their skills as leaders, either as paid employees or volunteers, in the not-for-profit sector. For those interested in a full 36-credit-hour degree, we are pleased to offer a customizable approach that allows each student to select from one of our two different programs. For those wanting a smaller commitment, our 15-credit-hour certificate options are designed to boost your understanding of specific sections of the nonprofit sector.

Programs for Working Professionals and First-Time Students

Oklahoma City University's Master of Arts program can be completed in either one or two years, depending on each student's specific needs. Offered both in-person and via live-streaming, all classes are held in the evenings and are taught by experts actively working in the nonprofit and/or arts sectors. Classes are offered in 8-week blocks allowing students to complete as many as four classes per semester while never juggling more than two classes at any given time. Explore the Degree Program section of this website to see sample class schedules and review our suggested course sequence.

We invite you to explore the sections of this website to learn about our degree and certificate options. Email our director, Dr. Beth Adele, with any questions you might have, or even just to say hello.

For additional information on the OCU M.A. Nonprofit Leadership or Arts Administration programs and to meet with the director, register for a virtual info session.

    Graduate Admissions can be reached at [email protected] or 405-208-5351.


    Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Master of Arts in Arts Administration

    For additional information on the program and to meet with faculty, register for a virtual info session!

    Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

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