The Master's degree in Higher Education Administration at William Paterson University is an advanced and in-depth study of the history, structure, organization and administration of colleges and universities in the United States. The program is designed to enhance the professional and career development of current and future managers, leaders and executives within institutions of higher education.
View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Higher Education Administration Leadership Studies, MA
(in the online application - select "Master's Degree" under Future Plans, then select "MA Higher Education Administration Leadership Studies")
30-credit M.A. in Higher Education Administration: Leadership Studies
This general practitioner-focused track within the Higher Education Administration program is a competitive option for students seeking to advance their careers in higher education administration across a wide range of administrative offices.
During the capstone course for all concentrations, students carry out a research project in a higher education workplace setting which allows them to demonstrate the practical application of higher education administration theory. Students will also develop a professional e-portfolio aligned with the Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners developed by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) .
Each applicant must demonstrate that he/she can fulfill the requirements listed below and have the capacity to successfully complete graduate level coursework. Applicants who do not meet the grade point average or minimum admissions test requirements may still be considered if they are able to demonstrate substantial experience in higher education administration or related fields. Documentation of all these requirements must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services, Morrison Hall, Room 102.
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