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. Our graduates work in two and four-year institutions, public research universities, private liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools and for-profit institutions. Through the combination of coursework, supervised fieldwork and either the Master’s Seminar or Thesis option, you will acquire the knowledge, skills and perspectives essential for success in a range of higher education settings. The program provides students with the opportunity to gain expertise in one of three different elective tracks: Student Affairs, Athletic Administration, and Academic Advising.
Distinctive Program Benefits:
Exceptional quality from one of the top-ranked programs: USC Rossier ranks #4 in national higher education programs.
Career focused elective tracks: Choose electives focusing on student affairs, academic advising or athletics.
Strategic fieldwork placements
Identify a supervised internship with the assistance of a dedicated placement coordinator.
Learn from professors who have real-world experience in a variety of local higher education institutions.
Complete on an optional thesis under the direction of a faculty chair.