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Master of Arts in Student Services Administration Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus

USA

Course info

Summary

The School of Administrative Science's Master of Arts in Student Services Administration is the perfect solution for current and aspiring professionals who seek to build or advance their credentials for a career in administrative and student support services in higher education.

This program explores both the theoretical and practical sides of student services administration from admissions and financial aid, student affairs and residential life, to intercollegiate athletics, student activities, campus security, and records and registration.

Program Highlights

Through this program, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Develop the critical leadership, communication and problem-solving skills needed for a successful career in higher education.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex political, economic, cultural, and social challenges facing today's colleges and universities.
  • Learn from dynamic faculty with years of experience.
  • Take advantage of flexible online, in-class and blended options to suit your timetable, professional and lifestyle demands, and preferred learning style.
  • Benefit from specially priced tuition rates designed for recent graduates and professionals from competing colleges who receive little or no reimbursement.

The Master of Arts in Student Services Administration is a thirty-six (36) credit hour, non-thesis program consisting of 18 credits of required core courses, which include a 3 credit course in a college student personnel internship, and 18 credits of electives. Required courses include: Research Methods; College Student Development; Social Issues in Higher Education; Governance, Planning and Finance in Higher Education; The Law and Student Affairs; and Student Personnel Internship. A final project paper is also required. Tuition includes 45% scholarship for all applicants.

Learning Outcomes

1. Strategic Orientation – An SAS graduate will demonstrate the ability to develop, implement, coordinate, and/or manage a strategic plan through a collaborative process.

2. Communication – An SAS graduate will demonstrate the ability to prepare and deliver effective oral presentations and or write documents that present and evaluate information and opinion in a logical and analytical manner, incorporating research and documentation, and using style, grammar, mechanics, and format appropriate to an educated audience.

3. Information Literacy – An SAS graduate will demonstrate the ability to carry out thorough and effective information search strategies using traditional print, digital, and internet sources, evaluate information accessed, and use this information along with existing knowledge to create something new.

4. Critical Thinking – An SAS graduate will demonstrate competency in critical thinking that encompasses dimensions of informal logic and ethical analysis.

Curriculum

Whether taken in-person or blended with online learning, the MA in Student Services Administration offers an outstanding degree that will prepare you for a leadership position in higher education. The curriculum integrates theory and practice with hands-on learning to provide a thorough understanding of current issues facing colleges and universities. Our four focus areas are specially designed to meet the needs of today’s college administrators.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Arts in Student Services Administration.

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $1,285 per credit hour

From

24 Aug

Venue

Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies

1000 River Road,

TEANECK,

New Jersey,

07666, United States

Online/Distance (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $640 per credit hour

From

21 Jan, 18 May, 08 Jun, 24 Aug

Venue

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus

1000 River Road,

TEANECK,

New Jersey,

07666, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must have

  • GPA of 2.75 must have been maintained to be considered for admission.
  • A minimum of four years of previous university study is required of all applicants for graduate study.

English proficiency: TOEFL IBT 60 [Special consideration for applicants who score within 10 points]; TOEFL PBT - 51; IELTS - 5.5 [Special consideration for applicants who score within 0.5 band]; ITEP - 3.5; Pearson’s PTE-A – 50.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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