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Student Affairs Administration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Binghamton, NY, United States
The Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration (MSAA) degree program at Binghamton University prepares graduates for entry- to mid-level management positions in two- and four-year institutions of higher education. 

Overview

The MSAA program is ideally suited for those who wish to pursue positions including academic advising, admissions and enrollment management, career development and placement, financial aid, health services, judicial affairs, leadership development, multicultural affairs, non-traditional and commuter student services, residential life, services for students with disabilities, student activities, and student development and involvement.

The Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration degree program is suited for those who wish to pursue careers in higher education. The program is grounded in both student development theory and the concept of theory-to-practice-to-theory. Thus, an underlying goal of the program is to prepare professionals who have working knowledge of how student development theory is used in practice and how practice serves to inform future theory development.

The program seeks prepare administrative leaders and personnel who are comfortable working with people of diverse backgrounds in positions that require decision-makers to respond to department/unit situations while taking into consideration how their decisions impact other systems (such as departments and/or divisions) within the institution.

The program was designed to meet the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Professional Preparation Commission Standards and is offered through full-time and part-time tracks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Student Personnel Services
  • College Student Development: Theory, Research, and Practice
  • Culture of the American College Student
  • Organization and Administration of Higher Education
  • Law in Higher Education
  • Research Methods in Higher Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All applicants must submit:
  • Online application
  • Transcript(s)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores, unless otherwise specified by program
  • Any program-specific application materials, such as writing or work samples, licenses or certifications, and test scores
International students must also submit:
  • International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form
  • Supporting financial documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency (including TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic scores)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24755 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24755 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13195 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13195 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Binghamton

  • 910 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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