While Benedictine College has a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal arts education, the College has developed several graduate programs in accordance with the longstanding tradition of responding to the needs of the times.
All graduate programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Programs leading to certification in education-related fields meet professional standards and are accredited by the Kansas State Board of Education (KSBE).
- Master of Business Administration (MBA): The MBA is the generally accepted degree for professional managers of business and nonprofit organizations.
- Master of Arts in School Leadership (MASL): Through this program, approved by the Kansas State Department of Education, certified teachers may complete a 33-credit-hour M.A. to be eligible for certification for building-level administration.
- Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT): This program, approved by the Kansas State Department of Education, is for students who are working full-time as K-12 teachers and whose undergraduate degree is not in the area of education. By enrolling in this program, students will take education licensure-required coursework. The courses in this program are the graduate version of the undergraduate courses in our B.A. in Elementary Education and B.A. in Secondary Education programs.
- Master of Arts in Classical Education (MACE): This 36-credit-hour program provides educators with a strong philosophical foundation in classical education through instruction in the great works of the Western intellectual tradition as well as explicit instruction in pedagogy and curricular integration.
- Master of Arts in Classical Leadership (MACL): This 36-credit-hour program provides emerging leaders in Catholic education with formation in the great works of the Western intellectual tradition, an essential understanding of classical liberal arts pedagogy, and the practical wisdom necessary for successful school leadership in the classical model.