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Take your passion for college to a new level and join the ranks of people who have made a career out of working with college students.

The Master of Science in Education degree in College Student Services Administration prepares students to work in entry to mid-level positions in student services in higher education. Students acquire comprehensive knowledge of student services functions on a college campus. Classes utilize a theory-to-practice model to develop both practical skills and a theoretical understanding of the complexity of higher education in a diverse society. Students are encouraged to foster their understanding of higher education as it relates to serving all college students and the development of the whole college student.

Program Highlights

The Master’s degree in College Student Services Administration is a 36-credit program with a foundation in the fields of counseling and student services administration.

Requirements and Course Descriptions

Learning Objectives

Professional Education Candidate Learning Objectives

Candidates in professional education programs at The College of Saint Rose will:

  • Acquire and apply the knowledge, skills and dispositions of disciplines relevant to candidates’ projected educational or clinical roles.
  • Apply principles and theories of lifespan human development and learning in all of its diversity to education, service learning and clinical practice, and demonstrate a capacity and disposition to continuously update that knowledge and, therefore, practice according to the best emerging research in the field.
  • Plan and implement practice that is rigorous, comprehensive, inclusive, creative and motivating, inviting students’ analytical skills and promoting their dispositions to be lifelong learners.
  • Ensure that evaluation and decision-making are data-driven, multi-faceted, collaborative and recursive, and align instructional/clinical goals, practice, assessments, and standards.
  • Develop and demonstrate personal and professional values that foster the highest ethical standards of the profession; intellectual curiosity and open-mindedness; understanding and responsiveness to multiple social and global perspectives; and collegiality and collaboration among partners in the educational or clinical process that involve children, families, community members, and other professionals.
  • Promote optimal learning opportunities and environments for all individuals in the context of their experiential, cultural, and/or racial/ethnic backgrounds, including, but not limited to learners who are speakers of non-English languages, or who are gifted, have disabilities, are educationally challenged or who have different interests, ambitions or sexual orientations.
  • Demonstrate in their practice that oral and written language is a functional, as well as social and artistic tool, for communication and thought, and as such reflect the multiple literacies of local, national and global cultures.
  • Integrate a variety of technological methods and programs to enhance pupil learning and practitioner effectiveness, facilitate candidates’ acquisition of technological skills, and their dispositions to use them.