M.Sc. On Campus Online

Catholic and Faith-Based Educational Leadership

Fordham University

24 months
1500 USD/credit 22500 USD/year
1500 USD/credit 22500 USD/year
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The Catholic and Faith-Based Educational Leadership program at Fordham University focuses on the legacy of inherited excellence, present innovations and the future vitality and sustainability of Catholic and non-public schools.


In the Catholic and Faith-Based Educational Leadership program at Fordham University we offer two paths to study and explore educational leadership in the context of mission-integrity and all that it implies.

  • The first path, School Building Leadership, leads to eligibility for New York State School Building Leader (SBL) Certification. This certification is appropriate for such positions as president, principal, supervisor, department chair, assistant principal, coordinator and unit head.
  • The second path, Administration and Supervision, is for candidates who wish to develop their knowledge and skills for a leadership role in education at a particular site, either in the United States or internationally, but who are not seeking New York State School Building Leader (SBL) Certification.


The master's program follows a cohort model and is organized with a focus on adult learning theory, utilizing action research, group projects, critical reflection, clinical application, problem-based simulations, policy analysis and two semesters of internships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Educational Administration and Management
  • Fundamentals of Educational Supervision
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Strategic Planning/Change
  • Perspectives on Leadership
  • Leading in a Diverse Society
  • School Law
  • Program Evaluation and Research in Administration and Supervision
  • Ethics of School Administration
  • School Finance
  • Seminar in the Spirituality of Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have obtained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B). If you have received a post bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.
  • Official transcripts of all coursework taken at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, including study abroad transcripts, must be submitted to the GSE Office of Admissions in official sealed envelopes.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Applicants are required to submit a resume or curriculum Vitae (C.V.) with the online application.
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE/MAT Exams
  • at least three years of teaching experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    22500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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