MPOD Admission Information


  • Undergraduate degree*
  • 5–7 years of work experience
  • Full-time employment, and an ability to make an impact within current position
  • Desire to improve human systems

*Associate's degree or extensive managerial experience may be considered in place of an undergraduate degree

Application Deadlines

Round 1
Deadline: June 30
Notification Date: no later than August 1
Round 2
Deadline: August 30
Notification Date: no later than October 1

Applicants are reviewed and admitted on a rolling basis with two deadlines. All applicants who desire tuition discount consideration MUST apply no later than June 30.

Tuition and costs

For class entering summer or fall 2014.

$49,000 ($9,800 per residency)
Health insurance fee
May be waived with proof of insurance.
Books and supplies
$400 per semester


The MPOD program offers a limited amount of tuition discounts to students working in the non-profit sector. Requests should be made to the director of the program at the time of the application interview.

Financing your degree

Application for need-based financial aid is a separate process from your admissions application. These funding opportunities are administered by Case Western Reserve University's Office of Financial Aid, and are available for domestic applicants only.

Required Application Materials

The following materials will be required to complete your application:

  • Transcripts
  • Two essays
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Application fee: $100

Detailed instructions are available in our online application.

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