Master of Science in Church Management

Master of Science in Church Management

Master of Science in Church Management

Management Skills for More Effective Ministry

Join the Center for the Study of Church Management at Villanova School of Business for an educational experience that will transform the way you lead and serve the church in an increasingly complex world.

The Master of Science in Church Management is an innovative, two-year graduate business program that provides you with a high-level skill set in church management. If you are interested in strengthening your ability to contribute to the church’s mission—and you require the convenience of an online program—then the MSCM is the degree for you.

Who should apply to the MSCM program?

The MSCM is designed to meet the needs of a national student body of church leaders and managers—including parish business managers, managers of diocesan and religious order departments, and those engaged in managing church-related social service ministries. It is ideal for professionals who cannot take leave of their positions to relocate and pursue full-time study. The MSCM can be completed online in only two years of part-time study.

Admission to the program is based on experience, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. Standardized test scores and interviews are not required. The next MSCM cohort begins the week of May 22, 2017. The residency will occur the week of June 4, 2016. Early application is highly recommended.

What will you study?

The MSCM program is built upon two foundational elements—a solid business curriculum and a faith- based approach to church management.

MSCM courses cover topics including leadership in religious organizations, civil and church laws, financial oversight, and human resource management in a ministry setting. In less than two years, you will build a network of peers across the nation and gain the following cutting-edge managerial competencies.

When do classes meet?

The program begins with online classes the week of May 16, 2016, followed by a one-week residency on the Villanova University campus during the week of June 6, 2016. After the one-week residency, all MSCM courses are provided online, enabling you to attend all classes without leaving your home or office.

How much does the MSCM cost?

2017-18 tuition for the MSCM Program is $28,800 (30 credits at $960 per credit). However, those students who work for the church will receive a 25% tuition discount, allowing their tuition to be $21,600.

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