About July 1st, 2009
The CSSA program is a master’s program housed in the College of Education at Oregon State University. The program’s primary mission is to prepare individuals for professional administrative positions in student services departments at two- and four-year colleges and universities. The curriculum emphasizes administrative leadership and management of programs and services. Included in these programs and services are:
- residence halls and student housing;
- enrollment management (admissions, orientation, and financial aid);
- career services;
- college unions;
- student and co-curricular activities;
- recreational sports;
- international programs;
- individual and group advising;
- general student affairs/services; and
- other student and academic support programs.
Graduation from the program requires successful completion of at least 54 credits of graduate-level coursework in the major field of study (CSSA) and a minor or area of specialization which is chosen by the student. Completion and presentation of a capstone portfolio (Ed.M. degree) or a thesis capstone (M.S. degree) during the final year is also required.
To learn more about CSSA, its history and the nine competincies of CSSA, visit the CSSA web site.