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Nonprofit Leadership Studies, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Students achieve foundation and professional development competencies through coursework,  community-based research and service-learning projects, and a 300-hour supervised internship with a nonprofit organization. Rockhurst’s Nonprofit Leadership professors are highly credentialed professionals who bring their extensive nonprofit sector experience and networks to the classroom. Small class sizes provide a comfortable, interactive learning environment and foster rich discussions. Day and evening courses are offered for students’ convenience.

With 1.4 million 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and 7,500 in Kansas City alone, employment and leadership opportunities abound. Nonprofit organizations need talented, creative people with diverse skills and experiences to lead and manage programs, staff, volunteers, and resources. This work is more than a job—our graduates find it to be part of a life of meaning and a career that makes an impact for good. The BA in Nonprofit Leadership Studies is conferred at commencement through the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Nonprofit Leadership major is designed to prepare students for careers and leadership roles in the nonprofit sector. Through this course of study, students gain competencies necessary to manage information and resources and to lead people, programs, and organizations in an environment driven by the desire to make a difference in their communities, their nation, and their world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations
  • Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Foundations of Fundraising and Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Volunteer Management and Program Planning for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Administration of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete an online admission application
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score. Applicants must either take the American College Testing Program (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). A minimum ACT composite and English category score of 20 or minimum SAT score of 950 is required
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary. Rockhurst recommends Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and requires a "course-by-course" report. Fill out and print an online ECE application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Although international students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid, undergraduate applicants may be eligible for merit scholarships of $9,500-20,000.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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