The M.A. in College Student Personnel Administration, offered through Seton Hall University's College of Education and Human Services, is committed to preparing practitioners for positions in student affairs administration at the post-secondary level. The program offers a balance of classroom-based academic learning and field-based experiential learning opportunities.
A Unique Approach
The M.A. in College Student Personnel introduces students to theory, research, policy and practice related to higher education administration in general and student affairs administration in particular. Study is available on either a full- or part-time basis.
Who Should Apply?
Students interested in seeking careers as student affairs administrators in a community college or four-year college or university setting should apply to the program. For specific application procedures, click on admission.
The M.A. in College Student Personnel Administration is a two-year program with a minimum of 36 credits required for graduation. Students who pursue full- or part-time study are immersed in classroom-based academic learning and field-based experiential learning opportunities, and are introduced to theory, research, policy and practice related to higher education administration in general and student affairs administration in particular. Courses generally meet one day per week in the evening. Occasionally, courses are available on the weekend. For detailed program requirements, click on curriculum.
As a capstone course of the CSPA program, the internship prepares graduate students to manage various roles in student affairs administration and other functional areas in higher education settings. Through internship coursework, students gain competencies, knowledge, critical thinking, and an understanding of theoretical foundation and practice, conducive to fostering a holistic approach to college student development and learning.
Additional Information on Internship Planning and Logistics
Graduates of the M.A. in College Student Personnel Administration are working in key leadership positions within student affairs, residence life, student activities, Greek life and institutional advancement in community colleges and four-year colleges and universities around the country.