William James College

William James College

Applied Psychology, Higher Education Student Personnel Administration MA


One Wells Avenue

Newton, MA 02132

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Applied Psychology, Higher Education Student Personnel Administration MA

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A 33 credit blended-delivery Master of Arts program that prepares individuals to become student affairs educators whose special interest is college students and the achievement of their individual, academic, and career goals. It integrates rigorous academic instruction with field education and professional development assistance. We believe that the best learning environment for future higher education leaders comes from integrating classroom knowledge with hands-on experience. 

The curriculum provides for an understanding of theory, training, and practice of higher education student personnel administration. We emphasize the development of professionals who are committed to the ethical provisions of quality services through the development of multicultural awareness, knowledge and skills. 

This program is geared towards higher education professionals looking to build and/or enhance a career as:

  • Student Affairs/Student Life Administrators
  • Directors of Housing and/or Residence Life
  • Student Union and Student Activities Directors
  • Student Counselors
  • Athletics Counselors/ Administrators
  • Career Development Advisors
  • Orientation Program Leaders
  • Enrollment Management Administrators
  • Racial and Ethnic Minority Support Services Coordinators
  • Greek-life Coordinators
  • Retention and Assessment Personnel


New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Large City

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