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MS in Strategic Fundraising & Philanthropy

Offered Online & On Our Longmeadow, Mass. Campus

Advance Your Fundraising Career

Enrolling Now, Classes Begin February 27, 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.

  • Classes start every October, February and June
  • Convenient schedule offered online, on campus, or a combination of both
  • 36 Credit program: 10 core and 2 electives
  • Students usually complete their degree in 1-2 years
  • Two tracks available: 
    Track 1: Nonprofit Fundraising 
    Track 2: Higher Education Fundraising
  • Establish the knowledge base necessary for you to earn the CFRE certificate
  • Collaborate with a network of like-minded professionals and faculty who will support you throughout your education
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid are available
  • No GRE or GMAT required

 Full participation in the Master of Science in Strategic Fundraising & Philanthropy is applicable for 10 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification.