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School Leadership

University of Pennsylvania

11 months
54034 USD/year
54034 USD/year
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The School Leadership program of University of Pennsylvania is an intensive 11-month learning experience culminating in a Master’s in School Leadership and/or eligibility for Principal Certification.


The School Leadership program of University of Pennsylvania focuses on the dynamics of instructional, organizational, public, and evidence-based leadership with coursework designed to help students draw connections between theory and practice by applying learning in school settings. We emphasize cross-cutting competencies, including habits of mind, intrapersonal/interpersonal growth, reflective practice, communication skills and professionalism. Over the course of the program, our students inquire into their own practice and develop their identities as leaders, building confidence and excellence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Instructional Leadership to Promote Learning

  • Field Internship Seminar: Inquiry Into Leadership for School Improvement

  • Developing Instructional Leadership in Practice

  • Field Internship Seminar: Inquiring Into Organizational and Legal Dimensions of Principal Leadership

  • Aligning Fiscal, Human, and Community Resources in Support of the School's Instructional Mission

  • Applying Teaming and Moral Decision-Making Concepts in Schools

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose & Résumé
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Official test scores
  • Application fee
  • Online application

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    54034 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27017 USD per semester during 11 months.
  • National

    54034 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27017 USD per semester during 11 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /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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Updated over a year ago

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