Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs

The Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA) program will prepare you for a variety of professional roles in higher education administration and student affairs, including academic advising, residential life, student advocacy, campus activities and athletic programs. You will learn how to address inequities and effect change, ensure that student voices are heard and help students realize their full potential. Graduates from this program typically work in two- and four-year institutions, public research universities, private liberal arts colleges, and graduate or professional schools.

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Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA)

Curriculum Overview

With an emphasis on educational equity, the PASA program prepares you to meet industry-established competencies for student affairs professionals. The curriculum includes core courses, a variety of electives that can be tailored to your career goals, a capstone project, and numerous graduate assistantship opportunities.

Coursework Examples

  • Identity and Diversity
  • Student Development in Higher Education
  • Leadership and Management in Student Affairs

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I loved the well roundedness of the program, from the history to the legal aspects, from looking at the changes and challenges to tackling issues such as access and equitability.

Randy Flores – PASA – ‘14

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The Admissions Committee seeks students whose academic background, professional goals, leadership abilities, and communication skills, both written and oral, meet the demands of the program and show promise for a successful career as a student affairs professional.

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Liana Hsu Liana Hsu
Assistant Director
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
lianahsu@rossier.usc.edu
(213) 740-0224