Do you remember the person who made a lifelong impact on you in college? Maybe an academic adviser helped you get through a hard class or a volunteer coordinator sparked a new passion. In our program, you'll learn the leadership theory and best practices behind building transformative, student-focused college and university environments.
Program Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Program Length: 2 years
Credit Hours: 30
Why This Program & What You'll LearnThe MA in Higher Education and Social Justice equips students to lead change in higher education and positively impact college students’ lives. Students will learn how college students learn and develop, high-impact practices for learning, how colleges and universities function, how to create change, and how to best support all students, especially those with marginalized identities. CMU has been preparing higher education leaders for more than two decades, and the MAHESJ continue to lead the way with innovative teaching and delivery methods and research.
Hands-on experience is at the core of our higher education administration program.
- Innovative 30-credit curriculum built around working adults and graduate assistants allowing students to graduate in less than two years
- Rolling admissions – apply and begin taking classes soon
- Robust graduate assistantship packages for students who want to attend full-time
- Yearly study abroad opportunities
- Opportunities to conduct research with faculty members
- Four full-time full professors teaching in the program, leveraging decades of administrative, teaching, and research experience
- Aligned with the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS)
- Exceptional job placement rate – 98% of graduates found jobs within one year in higher education (source: 2020 self-study)
Careers & Outcomes
An MA in higher education administration and social justice from CMU will prepare you for a range of roles at colleges and universities.
|Residential Services Administrator||$45,178|
|Alumni Relations Manager||$60,691|
|Financial Aid Director||$66,462|