Online Graduate Program Ranked Nationally

Online Educational Leadership program named one of the top 50 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

Montclair State University’s online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program has been ranked the best in New Jersey – and among the top 50 in the nation – by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017 Best Online Graduate Education Programs survey.

The ranking, released on January 10, is the latest recognition of Montclair State’s growing national reputation. U.S. News & World Report included the University’s graduate education programs among the nation’s top 100 in its listing of the 2017 Best Education Schools, and also placed the University’s graduate programs in elementary and secondary teacher education among the top 15 in the country.

"I am very proud that our College continues to look to the future and beyond our walls to serve a diverse population of graduate students," says Tamara Lucas, dean of the University’s College of Education and Human Services. "We are committed to making both national and local impacts, and the online Educational Leadership program is one way we do that. The program offers exceptional opportunities for educators to excel in their field and become the next generation of leaders. I commend the faculty and staff for their impressive work in getting us the well-deserved recognition of being in the Top 50 schools in the nation for our online Educational Leadership program."

The University’s comprehensive graduate Educational Leadership program gives students the conceptual tools and professional preparation they need to become accomplished school leaders, while its flexible design lets them choose the study option that best meets their career goals and schedules.

"In our online classes, we are continually working to develop innovative learning experiences and to foster relationships with our students like we do in our on the ground courses," notes Dr. Reva Jaffe-Walter, Assistant Professor in Counseling and Educational Leadership.

In February 2016, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education designated Montclair State as a Research Doctoral University. The latest U.S. News & World Report ranking acknowledges Montclair State’s substantial commitment to expanding its graduate and doctoral degree programs. 

For more information about the online MA in Educational leadership, please contact Dr. Emile Talarico, Program Administrator, at