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. Graduates of this program go on to careers in student affairs including residential life, admissions, academic advising, student activity planning and programming, judicial affairs, and service learning/volunteerism.
This is a 36 semester hour (s.h.) program and includes a common core (24 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 6 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.
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
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.
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
While the official Recommendation Form is required, an actual letter from the recommender is preferred.
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)
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
The chart below details available entry terms for the M.A. in Higher Education: Administrative Track program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2019/2020 and is subject to change.