M.A. in Higher Education: Academic Advising Track

The Academic Advising track is intended for those individuals who wish to increase their knowledge and skills as well as those who seek an entry level position in a 2-year or 4-year college or university, specifically in an academic advising role in higher education, whether in an advising center, an academic department or college, or in a tutoring center or other specialized academic setting. Full-time students in this track may complete the program in two years, excluding summers, by following a highly sequenced pattern of course enrollments. Part-time students may also enroll and will be advised regarding the sequencing of courses in order to complete the program in four years or less.

Curriculum

This is a 36 semester hour (s.h.) program and includes a culminating seminar/internship sequence (6 s.h.) in which all students are required to enroll. 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 (thesis) as part of their culminating sequence of courses.

Coursework

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

  • Required Courses: 9 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Track Courses: 27 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

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • 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 Admissions Committee to schedule the interview. The interview may be in person or via telephone.)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

Below is a list of anticipated M.A. in Higher Education: Academic Advising 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