Marian University offers a range of master's degrees in education

  Apply by December 1, 2020 to start classes in the Spring 2021 semester.

R.S.V.P. for a MAEL and BLA online information session!

Graduate Program

We believe every child deserves a quality education that will help them succeed.

That's why we are preparing teachers and school leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to confront and solve complex challenges in today’s K-12 schools.

In fact, Marian University is on a mission to become a national model of excellence in educating students who want to serve as teacher-leaders.

If you have a passion for teaching, if you believe education has the power to transform lives and communities, and if you believe every child has the capacity to learn, let's talk.

Why earn a master's degree in education?

Whether you are an adult career-changer or a licensed teacher who wants to take your career to the next level, earning a master's degree in education is a great choice.

  • Earning an advanced degree demonstrates to K-12 school superintendents, principals, and program directors that you have the academic knowledge and experience to serve as a valuable member of the team. In addition, a master's degree may make you eligible for some teaching positions at the community college or university levels.
  • With a master's degree, you'll have the educational credentials required to pursue more job opportunities and promotions, including those that offer the potential to earn a higher salary.
  • You'll be well-prepared to help all students achieve the best possible learning outcomes and greater levels of educational attainment.

What degrees do we offer?

Marian University's graduate department for The Educators College is the Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership.

Through the academy, we offer these master's degrees:
  • Master of Arts in Education with a focus on special education
  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
The Academy also offers a doctorate degree for leaders in education, medicine, government, church, or business:
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership​​

We also offer preparation for licensure as a building level administrator.

What is the tuition rate for master's degrees?

Visit the Business Office "tuition rates for 2020-21" page for tuition rates. Credit hours vary based on the program and anticipated licensure area. Degree programs are a minimum of 36 credit hours. Licensure-only programs are approximately 21 credit-hours.

Cost DOES NOT include the $45 application fee, rental of cap and gown for graduation, costs for purchasing textbooks, and other university fees.

Number of students who have graduated from the Building Level Administrator's Program and currently hold positions such as Principal, Assistant Principal, and Dean.

Intern for the Indianapolis Colts
Communication major opens a variety of career opportunities.
Watch Lindsey's story
Studying healthcare in Chile
Pre-med student builds cultural competencies and awareness.
Watch Htoo's story
Coming home to Indy
Award-winning transfer student is glad she made the switch.
Read Rachel's story