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Arts in Catholic Educational Leadership, M.A.

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University rank #901 (ARWU) Houston, TX, United States
The Master of Arts in Catholic Educational Leadership (MACEL) is a 36 hour program for Catholic school administrator preparation with additional emphasis on the theology and purpose of Catholic eduction. 


The degree is for Catholic school leaders and/or administrators who would like advanced preparation and for public school administrators beginning a career in Catholic Education. It provides additional training on the special role Catholic school administrators have for both academic and spiritual development of their faculty, staff and students. The program places distinct emphasis on the integration of faith and the American way of life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Christian Leadership
  • Vision of the Second Vatican Council
  • Catholic Education & Evangelization in the American Context 
  • Faith and Science 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Baccalaureate or advanced degree overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Application and $35 application fee
  • 250-300 word essay on career goals and how the MA or Certificate will contribute to the development of these goals
  • Official transcripts*
  • Verification of teaching experience**
  • Interview by Program Director

*Transcripts must be sent directly from college or university to UST Graduate Admissions to be considered official

**Verification will occur by the academic program during the interview process

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2496 USD/module
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  • National

    2496 USD/module
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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