M.Sc. On Campus Online

Higher Education

University at Albany

12 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Be prepared to take on administrative roles in colleges, universities, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and education companies with the Higher Education program of University at Albany.


If you're an aspiring, early, or mid-career professional, the Higher Education program of University at Albany can help you advance in fields such as admissions, advancement, enrollment management, student life, institutional research, diversity and inclusion, and advising.

Program of Study

This 36-credit graduate program covers fundamental leadership strategies and a strong foundation in the historical and social contexts that can impact the achievement of organizational goals. And the flexible curriculum allows you to create a program of study that supports your specific interests.

Student Learning Objectives

Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.

  • Graduates are prepared to enter (a) early to mid-career administrative posts in higher education institutions or education or training units in other organizations or agencies or (b) early career policy analysis posts in education departments, professional associations, or policy research firms or centers.
  • Graduates are prepared to draw from, and critically apply, information from the relevant knowledge and skill base.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Organizational Leadership
  • Introduction to Social Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods in Educational Leadership
  • Economics of Education 
  • Ethics and Education 
  • Higher Education Finance 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts of all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals
  • Educational Leadership Essay

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Albany

1010 - 1570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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