SP2 Commencement Livestream
will be available Saturday, May 18th at 6:30 PM EST

Application Information

Students may apply to the NPL and the ML programs simultaneously or they may apply to one program after admission to or matriculation in the other program fulfilling the application requirements for each degree program and indicating an interest in the NPL/ML. Upon acceptance to the NPL and ML programs the applicant will be admitted to the dual degree program.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Students enrolled in the NPL/ML dual degree will be primary at the school where they begin, either SP2 or Penn Carey Law, until they complete their primary program, at which time they would become primary in their remaining program. If a student applies to and enrolls in both programs simultaneously, the student will be NPL primary and tuition will be paid to SP2. Financial aid decisions are made independently by each school.

Proposed Course of Study

CourseNPLMLSemesterNotes
1NPL Core 11-Fall I
2NPL Core 21-Fall I
3NPL Elective 11-Fall I
4NPL Elective 21-Fall I
5NPL Outside Elective 1 from Law11Fall ISelected from LAWM 5110, LAWM 5280, or LAWM 5290; Fulfills NPL Outside Elective
6NPL Core 31-Spring I
7NPL Core 41-Spring I
8NPL Elective 311Spring ISelected from NPLD 5890 (1 CU), NPLD 5970 (1 CU), NPLD 7620 (1 CU), or NPLD 5800 (1 CU); Fulfills ML cross counting
9NPL Elective 411Spring ISelected from NPLD 5890 (1 CU), NPLD 5970 (1 CU), NPLD 7620 (1 CU), or NPLD 5800 (1 CU); Fulfills ML cross counting
10NPL Outside Elective 2 from Law11Spring ISelected from LAWM 5110, LAWM 5280, or LAWM 5290; Fulfills NPL Outside Elective
11LAWM core foundation-1Fall IISelected from LAWM 5110, LAWM 5280, or LAWM 5290
12ML Elective-1Fall II
13JD Upper Level course-1Fall II
14ML Elective or JD course-1Fall II
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Leadership Practicum

NPL/LAW dual degree students will typically begin their practicum experience in their first year in the program. NPL/LAW students are required to participate in the summer practicum events. Please consult your NPL and LAW Academic Advisors for further guidance.

The Leadership Practicum is an integral part of the experiential learning for all NPL students, which builds upon core competencies and principles of leadership developed in the classroom. It consists of:

  • a supervised mentoring and leadership development experience with either an executive director or senior level leader at a local, national, or international social impact organization;
  • a partnership with the goal of understanding the organization and providing student support on various levels that can include strategic planning, succession planning, branding or marketing, development and philanthropy, or other targeted projects; and
  • a commitment of a minimum of 250 hours of practicum time with the sponsoring organization (virtually, hybrid, or fully in-person) during the academic year beginning in September and ending in April.

Contact Us

Adam Roth-Saks, MSEd

Administrative Director, MS in Nonprofit Leadership

215 573 2390 

Catherine Restrepo

Executive Director, Master in Law

master@law.upenn.edu