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 student advocacy, campus activities, athletic programs, residential life and academic advising. 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.Apply Learn More
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 focus courses that can be tailored to your career goals, a capstone project, and numerous graduate assistantship opportunities at USC and other partnering institutions.
- Identity and Diversity
- Student Development in Higher Education
- Leadership and Management in Student Affairs
Related Programs at USC Rossier
- Master of Education in Educational Counseling
- Master of Education in Enrollment Management and Policy
- Master of Education in School Counseling (online)
People are saying
Randy Flores – PASA – ‘14
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.
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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