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Join our Graduate Education Programs Info Session on January 26, 2026, to get your questions answered.

How to Apply

Complete the graduate application to apply for the:

  • Building Level Administrator (BLA);
  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership;
  • Indianapolis Teaching Fellows (ITF);
  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEL);
  • Master of Arts in Special Education (MAED);
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT);
  • Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (M.S. in ABA); and
  • Transition to Teaching (T2T) programs.

Complete the non-degree application to apply for the:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis course sequence (ABA), or
  • Special Education Preparation (SPED Prep) programs.

Admission Requirements

The Marian University Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership accepts outstanding individuals who have a passion for improving the educational experience for all students in need and a deep commitment to making an impact in the world—as educators, researchers, policymakers, and service-minded leaders of character and integrity. This program combines hands-on opportunities with academic rigor in order to facilitate strong acquisition of knowledge, skills, and dispositions need to become a successful educational leader.

The admission process for successful candidates will be conducted in three phases:

  1. Completion of an application;
  2. Participation in a 30-minute phone interview;
  3. In-person at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Interviews will be by invitation only. Not all candidates will be asked to complete every phase of the application process.

For ‚Äčapplication information

Helen Buckley
Associate Director of Graduate and Online Admission
(317) 955-6‚Äč400

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