MS Non-Profit Leadership & Population Health Management (MS)

Program Offered at:

Langhorne Site

40 Martin Gross Dr.

Langhorne, PA

The purpose of the Master of Science (MS) in Non Profit Leadership and Population Health Management (NPLPHM) program is to provide leaders and high potential individuals with competency-based master degree level coursework that prepares participants to more effectively lead organizations in the evolving landscape of non profit leadership and population health management and its expanding portfolio of practice.  Included in the curriculum is a better understanding of how to successfully lead change in order to support organizations as they continue to change and grow. The program’s action learning orientation develops leaders who: 1) have an understanding of non profit leadership and population health management systems and ideology; 2) embrace collaboration to achieve desired results; 3) have the ability to lead organizational change; 4) intentionally learn and leverage innovation and social entrepreneurship as an applied ideology; and, 5) engage in reflective practice to continually develop and enhance their performance as practitioner-scholars.


The philosophy and practice of the NPLPHM program is to teach learners to take a 'whole systems' approach to non profit leadership and population health management, including applied principles of innovation and styles of inquiry, data collection and utilization, and evidence-based practice to inform decision making. The program leverages action learning in a unique combination of organizational theory and individual self-discovery that lend to a perspective that points to essential principles of population health leadership.  Intentionally designed as a cohort-based learning experience for the working professional, the program prepares learners to better understand organizations as dynamic systems. The integration of 'theory-in-practice' supports intentional inquiry, discovery and intervention design processes necessary to support the development and sustainability of the organization at individual, program and system levels.

The Master of Science is a 36 credit program and the certificates require 12 – 18 credits.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Term 1Hours
NPLP 501 Introduction to Non Profit Leadership and Population Health 3
NPLP 502 Found Org Dev Chg Pop Hlt Sys 3
NPLP 503 Managing Leadership Population Health: Non Profits 3
NPLP 504 Appreciative Inquiry: Leadership in Complex Organizations 3
NPLP 505 Managing and Lead Pop Hlth Org 3
NPLP 506 Public Pol Advocacy Law Innov 3
NPLP 507 Capstone: Leading for Impact 3
NPLP 508 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Leadership 3
NPLP 509 Mngr Use of Data: Evid Bsd Pra 3
NPLP 510 Strategic and Professional Communication Skills for Leaders 3
NPLP 511 Ldr as Mt Des and Facilitator 3
NPLP 512 Toolkit: Lab for Collab Action 3
 Total Hours36

Leadership Programs

For matriculation into the master’s and certificate programs in Organizational Development and Leadership, Public Health Management and Administration and Non-Profit Leadership and Population Health Management, an applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree program from a regionally-accredited institution with a B average or better.

All PCOM graduate programs in leadership utilize a rolling admissions policy. Therefore, applications will be considered throughout the year as received until the desired enrollment has been achieved. The online application will be available beginning in the fall 2021 term at

The Faculty Committee on Admissions screens the applications, invites some applicants for an interview, evaluates the applicants, and selects the new students. Following completion of the admissions process, applicants will be notified of the Admissions Committee’s decision in writing, including any conditions that must be satisfied prior to or following enrollment.

Your application will be processed and assessed by the Faculty Committee on Admissions only after the receipt of:

  • Autobiographical statement explaining your interest in this academic program as it relates to your career goals (in 500 words or less)
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae or resume

All materials must be forwarded to PCOM’s Office of Admissions.

Note that official college transcripts from all colleges/universities schools attended must be sent directly to:

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Admissions
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

We will accept electronic transcripts via email, from Parchment Services and National Student Clearinghouse to Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to PCOM Admissions in PDF format to All other admissions documents can be sent to