MA in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Concentration

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The MA in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership provides graduate students with the knowledge and skills needed to take on leadership positions with higher education organizations in student affairs, academic affairs, and college and university administration.  Montclair State University is currently the only public university in Northern NJ to offer this program, making it the most affordable option in the area for current and aspiring higher education professionals.

What makes this program unique is that it emphasizes leadership and administration across all functional areas of colleges and universities, as opposed to placing sole emphasis on student development and student affairs.  Courses in the program aim to integrate theory, research, policy and practice to provide students with a comprehensive graduate experience.  Our program does not limit a student to a particular field, but allows them to use their electives to investigate a variety of fields within Higher Education Leadership, and then complete a field experience in a specific functional area. Students complete an 8 course core requirement that covers organizations, management, leadership, finance, communication, research and evaluation, and then choose from a variety of electives that address their individual interests.

Students may apply to study on a full-time or part-time basis.  Several assistantships are available for full-time study.  Courses are offered in convenient formats for busy students, including evening, weekend and hybrid options.

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