Catholic principles inform the entire program, and the courses show how you can apply these principles in meaningful ways to daily leadership decisions.
Our coursework emphasizes the dignity and importance of every person, both from a philosophical approach—what’s knowable from reason—and the theological view of the person as destined for heaven.
Our courses cross academic borders: Communications courses are co-designed with theology and philosophy faculty. History and literature enrich leadership courses. The true, the good, and the beautiful permeate the program.
Students accepted into our MCL form a cohort (20-student max) to provide support and foster community. Online discussion boards and video submissions bring about interaction between students; workshops, conferences, and think tank sessions (both on campus and in various locations) increase your sense of belonging to the Franciscan University family.
Our program offers foundational leadership courses, with individual cohorts following specific career tracks, beginning with the Catholic Educational Leader track. Future tracks in other disciplines are also in development.
Through action research projects, students identify real needs and use Church teaching to develop plans to address those needs. You implement the plans, gather data, and report on your findings. The MCL delivers the resources and support needed to cultivate and sustain innovative Catholic leadership.
Students receive individual coaching from faculty advisors and experts. You can network and research with faculty across curriculums to develop a broader view of Catholic teaching and leadership.
Our support doesn’t end with graduation. Our graduates continue to receive professional development, networking, and research opportunities so these leaders can meet the challenge to be light and leaven; to preach always, and sometimes use words.
The first cohort for this program will start in May 2019. It will be capped at 20 students, and there is an April 20, 2019, early deadline. Students have the best chance of being admitted if they submit complete files prior to this date. If slots remain after March 1, there is a chance that students still may be admitted. However, there is a chance that only students who complete their application files prior to March 1 will be in our first May cohort.
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