Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership

Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership

Credit information

Credit hours: 30

Avg. years to finish: 2

$442.80 per credit hour (2023–2024)

$344.60 monthly cost for online class with payment plan (4 total payments, 3-credit class).

Study Options


  • Full Semesters
  • 8-week Sessions

On campus

  • On Campus, Full Semesters
  • On Campus, Short Sessions

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As a Christian school leader, you have to understand finance, philosophy, curriculum, current issues, and the fundamentals of leadership. You need practical knowledge that helps you handle challenges and create success for your school, but you don’t have unlimited time to study.

Your Master of Science in Educational Leadership will teach you what works and why. Because you’re learning from educators who’ve spent years (if not decades) in Christian school classrooms and administration, everything you learn will be practical for Christian schools and geared toward reaching lives for Christ.

Grow more skilled, more confident, and more inspired to make a difference as a Christian school leader.

Learning Outcomes

You’ll be able to

  • interpret the changing themes in American traditional education from the 1600s to the present,
  • exhibit a distinctively Christian-traditional philosophy of education as it applies to curriculum and methods of teaching,
  • assess the philosophical roots of major educational theories and current practice,
  • demonstrate graduate-level competence in written research and analysis,
  • apply biblical wisdom and character to leadership situations, and
  • plan the duties of a school leader.

Many of the things I have learned from the class lectures I might have also gained from personal reading, but I would have missed the added benefit of my instructors’ experience and detailed explanation of the topics. The instructors have developed their lectures over several years and from countless hours of research. Those lectures have saved me the time and expense of doing that same research.

Sam Childers
Current Ed. Leadership Online Student

Educational Leadership students are not required to have majored in education on the undergraduate level, but a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA is required.

All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

For more information, see General Admission Requirements.

You can complete all your coursework 100% online, without ever being required to come to PCC.

Courses are also offered on campus during short summer sessions (about 2 weeks each) and during the fall and spring semesters.

  • Short sessions on campus have start dates throughout the summer.
  • Online-learning sessions have multiple start dates throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
  • On-campus semesters begin each fall and spring.

See the Calendar of Events for more information.

Your M.S. in Educational Leadership must be completed within 7 years.

Top FAQs

While you’ll get the same full-length lectures as on-campus students, they’re prerecorded in the classroom so you can fit them around your schedule. Every lecture will be available 24/7 on your easy-to-use online dashboard.

PCC accepts or rejects credits based on its own institutional criteria, regardless of whether or not the school transferring credit is accredited.

At least 50 percent of the total credits required for a graduate degree must be completed at PTS or PCC. For more details, see academic credit policies.

Feel free to take semesters off when you need to! If you take off 12 months or more between classes, though, you’ll be considered a reenrolling student and need to reapply. Also keep in mind you have 7 years to complete your degree.