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MS in Strategic Fundraising & Philanthropy

100% Online or Blended (Online/On Campus) Courses

Advance Your Fundraising Career

Enrolling Now, Classes Begin October 23, 2017


The MS in Strategic Fundraising & Philanthropy from Bay Path is designed to provide a unique understanding of philanthropy in today’s world. In the competitive nonprofit sector, fundraising requires increased sophistication in matching the donor’s values with an organization’s mission. You will learn strategies for building long-term relationships with your donors and obtaining major gifts to support the mission and value of your organization.

This cutting edge graduate degree provides the tools to be successful in this important, and fast-growing, industry. In fact, Bay Path is one of only a few universities in the country that offer a specialization in higher education fundraising. Become empowered to be a leader in an organization and an advocate for social change.

Why Choose Bay Path?

  • Classes start every October, February and June
  • 36 credit program: 10 core and 2 electives
  • Convenient schedule offered completely online or a combination of online and campus courses (offered in Longmeadow, Massachusetts)
  • Two tracks available: 
    Track 1: Nonprofit Fundraising 
    Track 2: Higher Education Fundraising
  • Collaborate with a network of like-minded professionals in a small classroom environment
  • Courses are taught by faculty with significant industry experience 
  • Students are mentored throughout the degree by a trusted program adviser
  • Students usually complete their degree in 1-2 years, see program outcomes
  • Establish the knowledge base necessary for you to earn the CFRE certificate
  • Receives high accolades from our students, see what they are saying
  • Students have access to online and on-ground support and academic resources 
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid are available
  • No GRE or GMAT required
STUDENTS CAN EARN POINTS IN CATEGORY 1.B – EDUCATION OF THE CFRE INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION FOR INITIAL CERTIFICATION AND/OR RE-CERTIFICATION. LEARN MORE