12 months
735 USD/credit 24990 USD/year
597 USD/credit 20298 USD/year
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Educational Leadership from The American University in Cairo prepares and empowers bold, visionary, and inclusive leaders for universities and schools. It is intended to promote strong educational practices by equipping leaders with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions held by transformational educational leaders across the globe. 


Educational Leadership from The American University in Cairo is designed for educational professionals currently holding or seeking to take on leadership or management roles in their school or institution of higher education. The MA-EDL programs offer two study concentrations that provide specific applications for PreK-12 school leadership and higher education leadership.

Students at Educational Leadership from The American University in Cairo will:

  • understand and be able to apply the principles of instructional leadership, school or university governance, managerial leadership, organizational theory, program evaluation, and more. 
  • explore applications, evidence, and theory related to the specific types of institutions in which they work—schools or universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Research
  • International & Comparative Education
  • Human Development & Learning Theory 
  • Transformative Leadership 
  • Organizational Theory and Educational Institutions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for graduate study must have an accredited Bachelor’s degree with an academic record at a level sufficient to qualify for full or provisional admission. 
    • An online application for graduate studies
    • Online payment of the application fee
    • A statement of purpose 
    • An updated resume (CV)  
    • At least two online letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic or professional background
    • Official academic records, of which one must be a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with proof of degree completion. 
    • Satisfactory English language proficiency test results 
    • Graduate students may be asked to demonstrate minimum competency in the use of computers and academic libraries as they relate to graduate study and research
    • One recent passport size photograph (a clear electronic copy) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 597 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cairo

5312 - 6846 EGP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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