Career Paths

The master’s degree is the degree required for employment in many higher education administrative and leadership positions.  At any one time, there are typically close to 400 job postings on higheredjobs.com for individuals in the field of higher education administration.  The MA in Educational Leadership/Higher Education Leadership prepares graduates for leadership positions in the following fields:

Academic Advising   Financial Aid
Academic Affairs Administration   Greek Life
Admissions & Enrollment Management   Human Resources
Adult & Continuing Education   Instructional Technology/Training
Alumni Relations   Internship & Cooperative Education
Athletics   Multicultural Affairs/Special Populations
Campus Recreation   Orientation
Career Services   Residence Life
Commuter Student Programs & Services   Student Conduct & Community Standards
Development/Advancement/Communications   Student Leadership Development
Finance   Student Life/Campus Activities

New Jersey has 57 colleges and universities, and postsecondary student enrollment in the State continues to grow.  These colleges and universities need to employ well-trained and highly qualified professionals to work to meet the needs of the growing student and alumni population.  This program offers the opportunity to affordably pursue a master’s degree in the field of higher education leadership locally, at an institution that is geographically accessible by car and public transportation.

Salaries of higher education administrators vary by field and institution. View the results of the 2014-15 Professionals in Higher Education Salary Survey conducted by The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Findings reflect the salaries of 186,866 job incumbents in public and private institutions nationwide. Salaries were reported by 1,104 institutions for 289 selected positions.