Master's Degree - Full Year

"I heard about the Klingenstein program the moment I began work in independent schools.  Now, after an intense year of study in the Full-Year MA program, I truly believe I can take on any professional challenge that comes my way. That is the most valuable element of the Klingenstein experience, it isn't the content of what you learn-- although that is formative too-- but it’s the ways in which you are encouraged to think: collaboratively, and with an invitation to innovate." Emily McCarren, Full-Year MA ‘10, Punahou School, HI

Master's Degree Program - Full-Year

Applicants must have a minimum of three years full-time head teaching experience. The priority deadline for applications to the Private School Leadership Program is January 15. Final deadline for all applications is April 15. Applications received after the priority deadline are considered on a space available basis.

Application Procedures

The Klingenstein Center's Full Year Master's Degree program is offered through Teachers College at Columbia University.  All degree candidates must apply to the Private School Leadership program through the Teachers College admission office.  The application requires a statement of purpose, two recommendations (one from the head of school and one from a division director or immediate supervisor), official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a resume, and current GRE, MAT or GMAT scores. For more information, or to apply, please go to the Teachers College admission website at

Teachers College, Columbia University Office of Admission, 301 Thorndike Hall, Box 302, 525 West 120th St, New York, NY 10027 212-678-3710.

To contact the Klingenstein Center directly with admission questions, please e-mail or call 212-678-6666.