Leading a nonprofit organization is a rewarding task that requires in-depth knowledge and practical skills. Hebrew University’s MA in Nonprofit Management and Leadership provides students with the foundations of nonprofit organizational development and management, drawing on the vast expertise of Israel’s most established Faculty of Social Work.
The core and elective courses in the program cover organizational, social, and financial aspects of nonprofit management and leadership. Students learn about leadership models, social policy and entrepreneurship, community organizing, philanthropy, and more.
The program is three semesters long and runs from October through September. During the autumn and spring semesters, students attend courses two full days a week. During the summer semester, they participate in four weeks of marathon courses (seven hours a day, four days a week, with each course lasting one week). Students also partake in a supervised team project and collaborate with a nonprofit organization during their year of study.
To be eligible for acceptance, you must have the following:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education recognized by the Hebrew University
• Minimum B average (85/100 or equivalent)
• Demonstrated knowledge of English
In addition to your online application, you will be required to submit the following documents:
• Academic Records: Applicants must submit transcripts and diplomas from all prior academic degrees.
• Proof of English Proficiency: A TOEFL exam score of 80 or above, IELTS exam score of 6 or above, or Amiram exam score of 120 or above. **
• A CV and Statement of Purpose
• Two Academic Recommendations
• Photocopy of your Passport ID page
• A Medical Form and Disclaimer Form (the latter for US citizens only) – both forms may be downloaded from the application website.
** If you have completed a degree at a university at which English is the sole language of instruction, or if you have completed a degree in English Language and Literature, you can request an exemption. You must submit documentation from your university verifying English as the language of instruction. Exemption is not automatic and is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants who have submitted applications will receive an email from the Graduate Office within about three business days, confirming receipt of their application and providing information on how to submit the supplementary application documents. Once applicants submit all of the required supplementary documents, their files will be sent to our Admission Committee for review, and they can expect to receive an admission decision – via email – within about ten days.