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Master's Degrees

Master of Arts in Educational Studies

Our blended program exploits the power of the Internet as a complement to traditional face-to-face learning to create an interdisciplinary, boundary-spanning program that brings together leaders and researchers in education, business, and health care communities from across the country, as well as a global community of online learners.

90%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 6 months

$49K

average starting salary

The Design and Technologies for Learning thread focuses on preparing professionals for working with or creating content for learners across a wide variety of ages and instructional contexts.

90%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 6 months

$40–45K

average first year salary
Graduates typically go into these industries

Students in the Design and Technologies for Learning program often seek positions in curriculum development and instructional services. Graduate work both within and beyond the traditional K-12 context.

 

Graduates often work as
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Learning Experience Designer
  • Program Director
  • Education Services Consultant

The Educational Leadership and Policy program is centered on the collaborative practice of continuous improvement. It is anchored deeply in theory and research on school leadership, improvement, social justice, and leadership development. We bring together a diverse cohort of students with shared interests in understanding and improving schools, instruction, and K-12 students’  educational outcomes.

90%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 6 months

$40–45K

average first year salary
Graduates typically go into these industries
  • Government
  • Higher Education
  • K–12 Education
  • Non-profits
  • Policy & Leadership
  • Teacher Education

 

Graduates often work as
  • College and Alumni Support
  • Consultant
  • Department Chair
  • Finance Director
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Administrator, Director, Coordinator, or Specialist
  • Teacher or Coach

If your career objective is integrating business acumen with educational expertise to effect meaningful improvements in our education system, The University of Michigan School of Education and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business offer a unique dual-degree program leading to both the Master of Arts in Educational Studies and the Master of Business Administration degrees. 

90%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 6 months

$70–180K

average first year salary range for Ross graduates
The MA/MBA dual-degree program can help you pursue the following paths:
  • Providing leadership in K-12 educational organizations, government organizations, non-profit organizations, and other agencies that are focused on issues of educational improvement and reform.
  • Consulting, coaching, and other roles focused on improving education.
  • Educational entrepreneurship.
  • Pursuing further graduate studies focused on the educational, political, social, and historical contexts of school improvement and reform.

 

Graduates often work as:
  • Consultants
  • Analysts
  • District Finance Directors
  • Broad Fellows
  • Organizational Learning Officers

The contemporary policy context requires educational practitioners and reformers to use research to evaluate and improve the quality of education. Research supports the design and continuous improvement of educational programs and policies, and provides convincing evidence of positive impacts on students’ educational opportunities and outcomes.

90%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 6 months

$50–55K

average first year salary
Graduates typically go into these industries:
  • Education Research
  • Policy Research
  • Doctoral Studies
Graduates often work as:
  • Survey Developer
  • Analyst
  • Education Improvement Coach
  • Doctoral Student
Master of Arts in Higher Education

The Master of Arts in Higher Education with a focus on Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education gives students the tools for increasing their knowledge and skills regarding diversity and social justice in higher education. It equips students to address these issues within their careers and other spheres of influence. This concentration cultivates a supportive network of graduate students and faculty who are interested in research and pedagogy around issues of diversity and social justice.

91%

of graduates found full time employment in education

89%

of graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

$50k

average starting salary for graduates

96%

of graduates found jobs in 6 months or less
Graduates typically go into these industries
College and university administration and faculty
State and national public policy agencies
Government offices
Professional associations

 

Hiring organizations and job titles
Organization Job title Location
ENLACE Chicago Little Village Educational Council High School and Postsecondary Manager Chicago, IL
Hawkeye Community College Transition Specialist Waterloo, IA
Maryville University Life Coach St. Louis, MO
New America Policy Analyst Washington, DC
University of California, Berkeley Assistant Director for African American Student Development Berkeley, CA
University of Michigan Senior Program Manager, Intergroup Relations Ann Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Academic Advisor for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Program at the College of Liberal Arts Minneapolis, MN
University of Wisconsin PhD Candidate, Program in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Madison, WI

The Master of Arts in Higher Education with a focus on Institutional Research equips students with factual knowledge about postsecondary institutions and systems, research methods used by institutional research professionals, knowledge of the processes and issues affecting institutions, and an understanding of the context and culture of the institutions in which students will work and study.

91%

of graduates found full time employment in education

89%

of graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

$50k

average starting salary for graduates

96%

of graduates found jobs in 6 months or less
Graduates typically go into these industries
College and university administration and faculty
State and national public policy agencies
Government offices
Professional associations

 

Hiring organizations and job titles
Organization Job title Location
Marine Corps University Education Officer, Academic Support Division Quantico, VA
National Humanities Alliance Research Associate Washington, DC
Shinken-AD Co., Ltd. Institutional Researcher/ Higher Education Consultant Osaka, Japan
University of Denver Graduate School, PhD Program in Educational Statistics and Research Methodology Denver, CO
University of Michigan Graduate School, PhD Program in Higher Education Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan Research Associate, Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives  Ann Arbor, MI

The Master of Arts in Higher Education with a focus on Management and Organizations considers the organizational dynamics of colleges and universities. This requires a fundamental understanding of the internal workings of higher education and its environment, as well as a thorough grasp of effective management and leadership of higher education organizations. 

91%

of graduates found full time employment in education

89%

of graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

$50k

average starting salary for graduates

96%

of graduates found jobs in 6 months or less
Graduates typically go into these industries
College and university administration and faculty
State and national public policy agencies
Government offices
Professional associations

 

Hiring organizations and job titles
Organization Job title Location
Columbia University Assistant to the Chief of Staff, Office of the President New York, NY
Duke University Graduate School, Law School Durham, NC
Kent State University Project Manager, Division of Finance and Administration Kent, OH
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assistant Director for Yield and Events Cambridge, MA
University of Illinois Coordinator for the Engineering Career Services  Chicago, IL
University of Michigan Academic Program Manager, Barger Leadership Institution Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan Graduate School: PhD Program in Higher Education  Ann Arbor, MI
Wayne State University Program Management Specialist, Office of Enrollment Management  Detroit, MI

The Master of Arts in Higher Education program with an individually designed focus provides individuals with a general understanding of higher education as a field of practice and inquiry. The challenges that face higher education require that educators not only adapt to change but also engage in developing a vision of higher education for society. The program aims to prepare you for leadership in shaping the future of higher education. Students generate and apply knowledge on how to advance the role of higher education in supporting the public good and improving institutional practice.

91%

of graduates found full time employment in education

89%

of graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

$50k

average starting salary for graduates

96%

of graduates found jobs in 6 months or less
Graduates typically go into these industries
College and university administration and faculty
State and national public policy agencies
Government offices
Professional associations

 

Hiring organizations and job titles
Organization Job title Location
Colorado State University Coordinator for Intergroup Relations Fort Collins, CO
DePaul University Coordinator, Office of Multicultural Student Success Chicago, IL
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Assistant to the Provost, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs East Stroudsburg, PA
Elon University Case Manager / Care Coordinator Elon, NC
Michigan State University Graduate School: PhD Program in Higher Education East Lansing, MI
San Jose State University Program Specialist (Off-Campus Cohorts), College of Engineering San Jose, CA
University of California, Berkeley Career Counselor, Haas School of Business Berkeley, CA
University of Colorado, Boulder Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Department Boulder, CO
University of Connecticut Academic Advisor, School of Engineering Mansfield, CT
University of Michigan Data Analyst, Zell Lurie Intistute for Entrepreneurial Studies Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan Program Manager, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Ann Arbor, MI

The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Master of Business Administration dual degree program provides an in-depth examination of both business administration and higher education arenas. The Master of Arts in Higher Education degree provides a deep exposure to educational theory and programmatic flexibility that complements the Master of Business Administration experience. 

91%

of graduates found full time employment in education

89%

of graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

$50k

average starting salary for graduates

96%

of graduates found jobs in 6 months or less
Graduates typically go into these industries
College and university administration and faculty
State and national public policy agencies
Government offices
Professional associations

 

Hiring organizations and job titles
Organization Job title Location
The Boston Consulting Group Consultant Boston, MA
Huron Consulting Group Higher Education Associate Chicago, IL

The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Master of Public Policy program is designed for students interested in broad policy issues that affect higher and postsecondary education, such as state governance and coordination, financial aid funding, and affirmative action in admissions and hiring. 

91%

of graduates found full time employment in education

89%

of graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

$50k

average starting salary for graduates

96%

of graduates found jobs in 6 months or less
Graduates typically go into these industries
College and university administration and faculty
State and national public policy agencies
Government offices
Professional associations

 

Hiring organizations and job titles
Organization Job title Location
Fitchburg State University International Education Coordinator Fitchburg, MA
New York University Graduate School, PhD Program in Higher Education New York, NY
University of California, San Diego Project Analyst, Student Affairs San Diego, CA
University of Michigan Coordinator of Community College Partnerships, OptiMize Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan Graduate School: PhD Program in Higher Education Ann Arbor, MI

The Master of Arts in Higher Education with a focus on Public Policy helps students grapple with the challenges that face higher education and gain insights on how to develop a vision of higher education for society. Students analyze broad policy issues that affect higher and postsecondary education, such as state governance and coordination, financial aid funding, and affirmative action in admissions and hiring. You will generate and apply knowledge on how to advance the role of higher education in supporting the public good and improving institutional practice. 

91%

of graduates found full time employment in education

89%

of graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

$50k

average starting salary for graduates

96%

of graduates found jobs in 6 months or less
Graduates typically go into these industries
College and university administration and faculty
State and national public policy agencies
Government offices
Professional associations

 

Hiring organizations and job titles
Organization Job title Location
Fitchburg State University International Education Coordinator Fitchburg, MA
New York University Graduate School, PhD Program in Higher Education New York, NY
University of California, San Diego Project Analyst, Student Affairs San Diego, CA
University of Michigan Coordinator of Community College Partnerships, OptiMize Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan Graduate School: PhD Program in Higher Education Ann Arbor, MI

The Master’s in Higher Education Student Access and Success program focuses on teaching and learning in colleges and universities as they are implemented in many institutional contexts, both inside and outside of traditional classroom settings. 

91%

of graduates found full time employment in education

89%

of graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

$50k

average starting salary for graduates

96%

of graduates found jobs in 6 months or less
Graduates typically go into these industries
College and university administration and faculty
State and national public policy agencies
Government offices
Professional associations

 

Hiring organizations and job titles
Organization Job title Location
Auburn University Coordinator position in Health Promotion and Wellness Services Auburn, AL
IES Abroad Program Advisor Chicago, IL
Michigan State University Graduate School: PhD Program in Higher Education  East Lansing, MI
University of California, San Diego Undergraduate Student Services Advisor San Diego, CA
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Assistant Director, Asian American Cultural Center Urbana-Champaign, IL
University of Michigan Academic Advisor, Kinesiology Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan Assistant Director of Identity and Diversity in Organizations Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan Educational Programs Coordinator, Center for Entrepreneurship, College of Engineering Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan Hub Coach, LSA Opportunity Hub Ann Arbor, MI
University of North Carolina, Greensboro Coordinator for First Year Experience Greensboro, NC
Wayne State University MI GEAR UP Program Counselor Detroit, MI
Master of Arts with Teacher Certification

In the Master of Arts in Educational Studies with Elementary Teacher Certification program, students develop the professional and personal knowledge, dispositions, and skills required to engage diverse groups of children in thoughtful learning. The immersive full-time program begins in mid-June and finishes in mid-June the following year. 

Through academic courses and supported K-8 classroom experiences in a year-long field placement, students think deeply about teaching practices, subject matter, and social justice as they improve their skills in the company of colleagues who work together toward improving education for all children.

94%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

80%

of known graduates were highly satisfied or satisfied with the current position

$45K

average first year salary

100%

of known graduates found jobs within 4 months
Hiring organizations and job titles

In-state

Organization Job Title Location
Bentley Elementary ELD Teacher Canton, MI
East Arbor Charter Academy 1st Grade Teacher Ypsilanti, MI
Farrand Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher Plymouth, MI
Mark Murray Elementary 4th Grade Teacher Detroit, MI
Orchard Hills Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher Novi, MI
William Ford Elementary Title I STEAM/Math Resource Teacher Dearborn, MI
Wines Elementary 3rd Grad Teacher Ann Arbor, MI

Out-of-state

Organization Job title Location
Dewey Elementary 5th Grade Teacher Evanston, IL
Hudson PEP Elementary 1st Grade Teacher Longview, IL
Providence Elementary 5th Grade Teacher Fairfax, VA

In the Master of Arts in Educational Studies with Secondary Teacher Certification program, students participate in university and school-based experiences that enable them to meet the challenges facing today's educators teaching at the junior high and high school levels. The immersive full-time program begins in mid-June and finishes in mid-June the following year. Coursework is completed concurrently with a teaching internship to allow students to explore pedagogies through authentic classroom interactions while being fully supported by field instructors.

100%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

85%

of known graduates were highly satisfied or satisfied with current position

$44K

average starting salary

100%

of known graduates found jobs within 6 months
Hiring organizations and job titles

In-state

Organization Job Title Location
Bay-Arenac Community High Math Teacher Essexville, MI
Beach Middle School Science Teacher Chelsea, MI
Community High U.S. and World History Teacher Ann Arbor, MI
Monroe High History Teacher Monroe, MI
Romulus Middle 8th Grade Math Teacher Romulus, MI
Wayne Memorial High Math Teacher Wayne, MI
Wines Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher Ann Arbor, MI

Out-of-state

Organization Job title Location
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory English Teacher New York, NY
Claremont High School French Teacher Claremont, CA
Federal Way High 9–12th Grade Spanish Teacher Federal Way, WA
Perrysburg Junior High 7th Grade ELA Teacher Perrysburg, OH
Master of Science in Educational Studies

If you are a doctoral student in the natural sciences or mathematics interested in expanding your knowledge about science and mathematics teaching, learning, and research, then consider this Master of Science degree in Postsecondary Science Education.

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