Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Field of Study:Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,275
National: $8,691
Careers:Fundraising Consultants


The Graduate Diploma in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership enables working professionals to upgrade their knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the complex and rapidly changing world of philanthropy and leadership. The diploma complements our Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership degree (MPNL), the first to be offered in Canada, that prepares graduates to be innovators and leaders in nonprofits, social enterprises, philanthropic foundations, development offices, and in the governments, financial institutions and businesses that interact with them.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (or equivalent). Normally, an average of B+ or higher is required for admission. Note: students in the Diploma programs are not eligible to receive university funding.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 01, 2022