Master's Degree in Education Administration in New York
Education administration, commonly called educational leadership, master's programs in New York are diverse interdisciplinary programs that can typically be completed in two years or less. This article provides program overviews and tuition information for ten NY colleges and universities.
University at Albany, SUNY (State University of New York)
Ranked as one of the top public schools in the Northeast, Albany's School of Education has a Master of Science in Educational Policy and Leadership degree program as well as a Master of Art in International Education Management and Leadership. Within the educational policy and leadership degree option are three concentrations: educational policy, global and comparative educational policy, and school leadership.
St. John Fisher College
The Master of Science in Educational Leadership degree at Rochester's SJF College is available as one of two options, a school building leader or school building and school district leader degree. The 32-credit hour blended-learning format can be completed in 15-months and meets on Fridays and some Saturdays.
NU offers a Master of Science in Educational Leadership program and a Master of Science in International Educational Leadership program. Both programs are offered in a synchronous online format with Monday-Thursday class meeting times. The MS in Educational Leadership leads to certification in New York State and has concentrations in school building leader and school district leader.
The Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies is a 36-credit hour interdisciplinary program. Students can complete the program fully online, on-campus in Hempstead, or in a hybrid blended-learning format.
Fordham's Master of Science in Education Church and Non-Public Educational Leadership degree program is available online and at the Lincoln Center and Westchester campuses. The program has two specializations: school building leadership (which leads to NY State SBL certification) and administration and supervision.
The Teacher's College at Columbia has a one-year master's program that culminates in a Master of Arts in Private School Leadership degree, and there is an option to add another year for the dual MA/MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree. Students in the dual-degree program have access to INSEAD - an international business school - and the opportunity to study abroad in France or Singapore.
St. Lawrence University
Formerly titled the Master of Education in Educational Leadership, the Master of Arts in Leadership degree program at SLU is available on-campus in Canton. The program requires the completion of four theory and research courses with the remaining 33 credit hours available to complete as elective courses.
Pace University's Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership School District Business Leader program is a 36-credit hour hybrid program providing online learning and on-campus classes at the Westchester location. The five-semester program also includes a 600-hour internship to help prepare graduates to successfully complete the New York State SDBL Certification Examination.
St. Bonaventure University
SBU provides professionals that already hold a teacher or school counselor certification along with a master's in education (or certification-related field) a Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree program with a school building leader or school district leader specialization. The 30-credit hour MSEd in Educational Leadership program is delivered in a hybrid format providing online classes and in-person Saturday classes at the SBU Buffalo Center or Hamburg campuses.
New York University
The Steinhardt School at NYU provides students and professionals with a 36-credit hour Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy degree program. The full or part-time program involves an internship with one of the 50 not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations partnered with the university, and full-time enrolled students can complete the program in three semesters.
|School Name||Programs Offered||Average Graduate Tuition Per Academic Year (2018-2019)*|
|Columbia University||Master of Arts in Private School Leadership||$39,240|
|St. Lawrence University||Master of Arts in Leadership||$20,400|
|New York University||Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy||$42,888|
|Pace University||Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership School District and Business Leader||$30,408|
|St. Bonaventure University||Master of Education in Educational Leadership School Building Leader||$13,590|
|Hofstra University||Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Leadership and Policy||$24,192|
|Niagara University|| Master of Science in Educational Leadership School Building Leader|
Master of Science in Educational Leadership School District Leader
|St. John Fisher College|| Master of Science in Educational Leadership School Building Leader|
Master of Science in Educational Leadership School Building and School District Leader
|Fordham University|| Master of Science in Education Catholic and Non-public Leadership School Building Leader|
Master of Science in Education Catholic and Non-public Leadership Administration and Supervision
|University at Albany, SUNY|| Master of Arts in International Education Management and Leadership|
Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Policy Studies with Concentrations in: Educational Policy, School Leadership, Global and Comparative Educational Policy
| in-state $11,090|
From ethics, finance, and policy to curriculum development and more, master's programs in education administration (aka educational leadership) prepare graduates to successfully navigate the professional, educational, and community issues and challenges that today's administrators and educators face. The state of New York provides several venues to earn master's degrees in leadership and administration through online, on-campus, and hybrid platforms that can be completed within one to two years.