Catholic School Leadership (Master's Certificate)

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Become a leader in Catholic schools.

If you’re a current or aspiring Catholic school leader, Creighton University’s graduate certificate in Catholic School Leadership is for you. You’ll learn about the various dimensions of school leadership and how to apply your skills in an authentic Catholic school setting. You’ll also learn:

  • How to promote the distinctive mission of Catholic education
  • How to lead a school faith community and build a positive Catholic culture
  • The latest trends in Catholic school education
  • How to plan strategically to increase funding and enrollment
  • How to advocate for Catholic students and their families

Advance your education on your schedule.

The Catholic School Leadership certificate is a 12-credit graduate program that can be completed in less than a year. The program is offered fully online, so you can continue your important work while advancing your education at the same time.

Get by with a little help from Creighton.

We know that graduate school is a huge investment. As a show of support for Catholic schools, Creighton offers a special scholarship that covers 70 percent of tuition for students enrolled in the Catholic School Leadership certificate program. Read more about tuition and scholarships below.


Creighton’s Catholic School Leadership Master’s Certificate consists of 12 credit hours. All four courses can be applied to our M.S. in Educational Leadership or our Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership.

  • Foundations of Catholic Education
  • Strategic Resourcing
  • School Law
  • Strategic and Political Leadership in Catholic School

Click here to view the course catalog and program goals.


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Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application & $20 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Personal statement. See application for specific requirements

A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International Applicants

International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements.

Tuition & Scholarships

2018-19 special tuition rate: $250 per credit hour
This does not include fees, books or other expenses.

Candidates are encouraged to contact their school, parish or archdiocese for additional tuition assistance.

Financial Aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance, as well as for graduate student scholarships and fellowships. Here’s how to apply for financial assistance.


For questions about financial aid, contact:
gpfinaid [at] creighton [dot] edu

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Important Dates and Deadlines

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January December 1
June May 1

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