Montclair State University’s online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program has been ranked No. 1 in New Jersey and No. 25 in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. The program is one of three online graduate programs offered by Montclair State to be placed among the nation’s best in the annual rankings.
The University’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has risen 43 spots in a single year to be tied at No. 88 out of 321 programs. Montclair State’s new Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Applied Information Technology (Professional Science Master’s) – in its first year of eligibility – was also ranked in the No. 45-58 category, establishing the program as one of the up-and-coming offerings in both New Jersey and the country.
The Educational Leadership program’s Educational Administration and Supervision concentration was also ranked among the top 25 in the nation in the rankings’ new specialty areas results, coming in at No. 22.
Based on scores from five categories – student engagement, services and technologies, student excellence, faculty credentials and training, and opinions of academic experts – the rankings once again showcase Montclair State’s status as a national leader in educator preparation, and as a creator of high-quality, accessible academic programming worthy of research doctoral university and New Jersey Public Research University status.
“Providing affordable, accessible educational programs is central to Montclair State University’s mission,” says Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Willard Gingerich. “Our online offerings allow students to earn industry-relevant credentials while continuing and expanding their professional and career opportunities. These rankings demonstrate that students receive a high-quality and highly valued education, and the University is innovative in delivering it.”
Montclair State also offers several other online graduate degree and certificate options designed to equip working professionals with career-enhancing skills.
The University’s Master of Science degree in Sustainability Science integrates industry-related coursework with opportunities for business and leadership skill development. Montclair State’s online Master of Science in Nursing prepares registered nurses (RNs) for advanced practice in administration, education and clinical research.
A fully online Master of Arts in Child Advocacy and Policy prepares professionals for career advancement, and the University’s low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Dance uniquely combines on-ground studio work with online theory and research. New online offerings include a Master of Science in Business Analytics, launched in fall 2019, and a Master’s Direct Entry program for non-nursing college graduates, which will be launched in May 2020.
Graduate certificate options in areas ranging from Gifted and Talented Education to Computer Technology are also available for those who may already have an advanced degree but want to build out or update skills that can enhance their career goals.