University of Southern California

Rossier School of Education

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


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90007

United States


(213) 740-2311

Program Information

Degree Offered:

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

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.E. PASA program prepares educators to work in a variety of capacities within two-year, four-year and professional postsecondary institutions. Graduates pursue careers supporting students and partnerships with faculty and other members of the campus community. The PASA program offers a balance between current theory and its application to improve practice on campus. Students will have the opportunity to develop one of three areas of proficiency: • Academic Advising: Prepares graduates to be college advising professionals. Graduates will be key players in the fields such as academic advisement and career counseling. • Athletic Administration: Designed to prepare professionals for careers as athletic administrators, and leaders in postsecondary athletics programs with a solid understanding of the relationship between intercollegiate athletics and higher education. Graduates will be key players in fields such as athletic administration, student athletic academic services, compliance, and other areas of the intercollegiate sports industry. • Student Affairs: Prepares professionals as entry and mid-level professionals. Graduates will be key players in student programming, admissions, Greek and residential education, judicial affairs, disability services, and other areas of student affairs. Distinctive Program Benefits: -Flexible schedule: students may be part-time or full-time. -Balance of theory and practice in coursework. Required fieldwork is important part of application of theory to practice. -Senior scholars and upper-level student affairs administrators teach in the program, providing theoretical and practitioner perspectives. -Assistance provided in finding graduate student employment through USC Preview Day in the spring. -PASA Network student organization provides social and professional development. -Opportunity for international study experience in China.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 41

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1536/unit USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

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