Master of Nonprofit Administration

Frequently asked questions

Q. Is the MNA Degree a full-time or part-time program?
Q. Are the majority of courses offered on campus or via e-Learning?
Q. Is there a minimum nonprofit work or volunteer experience requirement?
Q. What is the total cost of tuition of the MNA Program?
Q. Is financial aid available to students?
Q. Are there any fellowships granted to MNA students?
Q. How do I submit my application?
Q. Is an interview required?
Q. What standardized tests are required and how do I submit them?
Q. What is the application deadline and when will I hear of my status?

Q. Is the MNA Degree a full-time or part-time program?

The MNA degree can be earned in 14 to 50 months. You have four years in which to complete the degree from the summer you start.

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Q. Are the majority of courses offered on campus or via e-Learning?

The total time commitment on campus is 10 weeks over a 2 to 4 summer time frame. Four weeks of core courses are taken in the first summer. Distance learning courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters. Courses are taken in two-week blocks in subsequent summers. Please review the course schedules for admitted students and continuing students.

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Q. Is there a minimum nonprofit work or volunteer experience requirement?

Two or more years of post undergraduate nonprofit work or volunteer experience is needed in order to apply to the MNA Program.

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Q. What is the total cost of tuition of the MNA Program?

Please refer to the Tuition and Financial Aid page for the cost of tuition.  For living expenses - food, books, etc. please refer to the university Financial Aid web site.

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Q. Is financial aid available to students?

There is financial aid available to students admitted into the MNA program. Please call the Financial Aid Office for assistance. 574-631-6436.

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Q. Are there any fellowships granted to MNA students?

There are fellowships offered to admitted and continuing MNA students. Please refer to the MNA website under the Prospective student link for details regarding the fellowships that are available.

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Q. How do I submit my application?

To submit an application, please go to our online application in the Prospective Student area.

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Q. Is an interview required?

An interview is strongly encouraged. To schedule an interview, please call the MNA office at 574-631-3639 or email brennan.53@nd.edu.

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Q. What standardized tests are required and how do I submit them?

We require a GRE (General Test) and TOEFL (international students only) exams as our standardized tests to be taken for applying to the MNA Program. To submit these scores, you need to contact the Educational Testing Center and ask them to send them to the University of Notre Dame and our MNA code is #0883.

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Q. What is the application deadline and when will I hear of my status?

Application deadlines are January 15, February 15, and March 15. You will hear the status of your application approximately four weeks post the deadline for which you applied.

For those applicants who send a completed application packet on or before January 15 to the MNA office, we will waive the $60.00 application fee and you will need to supply only one recommendation.

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    For more information, contact:

Kimberly Brennan, MNA Program Manager
University of Notre Dame
Mendoza College of Business
Room 126
Notre Dame, Indiana, 46556-0399
Phone: 574-631-3639
FAX: 574-631-6532
Email: kbrenna1@nd.edu

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