M.A. in Higher Education: Administrative Track

The M.A. in Higher Education Administrative track is designed to serve both those without any experience in higher education administration but who aspire to careers in that field, as well as those who are already practicing administrators in a college or university who wish to upgrade their skills.


This is a 36 semester hour (s.h.) program and includes a common core (15 s.h.) of courses as well as a culminating seminar/internship sequence (6 s.h.) in which all students are required to enroll. The remaining 15 s.h. may be selected from a multidisciplinary bank of courses offered by departments within the colleges of Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Business and with the advice and counsel of the program advisor. All students are expected to work closely with the program advisor in determining course selection and the appropriate sequence for course enrollments. All students are also required to complete a major research project as part of their culminating sequence of courses. This program does require a thesis.


The following courses make up the M.A. in Higher Education: Administrative Track program.

  • Required Courses: 30 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Track Courses: 6 semester hours (s.h.)
Total Program Semester Hours: 36

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Completed Education Application Form (Download the -- or click to apply online)
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives:

    • Describe how you might use this program to advance your career. Educational goals beyond the master’s level, if applicable, are also relevant.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Submission of official GRE test results

  • Interview (Applicants will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admission Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

Below is a list of anticipated M.A. in Higher Education: Administrative Track start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the University calendar or the Rowan Global schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a Rowan Global enrollment advisor once you have matriculated in the program.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer 2016 -- 02/15/2016
Fall 2015 09/01/2015 06/01/2015
Spring 2016 01/19/2016 11/01/2015

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$648 $144.90 $792.90