Educational Leadership with a Catholic School Leadership Concentration (M.S.E.)

Educate your students in an environment that allows them to excel academically and grow spiritually. The department of educational leadership prepares you to achieve your goals by offering a master's degree in educational leadership with a Catholic school concentration.

Built-in flexibility gives you the opportunity to pursue your coursework online or combine distance learning and traditional courses to complete our 30-credit hour program. Tuition scholarships are available if you are a full-time teacher or administrator in Catholic schools or diocesan offices and enrolled in online courses only.

If you prefer to take classes during the summer, we offer a three-summer traditional program for Catholic school educators.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the educational leadership program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3. A personal statement or résumé.
  4. Results from the GRE or MAT are required for applicants with an undergraduate grade-point average below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Applicants must have attained an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA may be admitted if they achieve a raw score of 40 or higher or a scaled score of 396 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or scaled scores of 149 or higher on the verbal ability and 4.0 or higher on the analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). For test administrations prior to October 2002, a scaled score of 490 or higher on the analytical ability section is required.

Academic Requirements

Academic requirements for all programs can be found in the online Catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are tuition scholarships available?
We also understand the particular financial burden of graduate education on educators in Catholic schools. Teachers and administrators employed full time by a Catholic school or diocese are eligible for a scholarship for 50 percent of their tuition costs while they pursue the online M.S.E. in Educational Leadership with a Catholic School Leadership Concentration.

Tuition scholarships are available to teachers and administrators working full time in Catholic schools or diocesan offices and enrolled in online courses only.

Email Janice Keivel for more information.

Can I apply for a graduate assistantship?
Yes! Learn more >>

How do I learn more about Educational Leadership?
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