The PASA program prepares graduates to assume a variety of professional roles in higher education administration and student affairs, from academic advising to residential life, admissions to athletic programs. Graduates of the program are represented across the full higher education spectrum, including two- and four-year institutions, public research universities, private liberal arts colleges, graduate/professional schools, and for-profit institutions. Through the combination of coursework, supervised fieldwork, and the culminating experiences afforded by either the Master’s Seminar or Thesis option, PASA students acquire the knowledge, skills, and perspectives essential for success in the range of higher education settings they enter.
Forty-one (41) units are required for the completion of the PASA program, comprising both core and elective courses. Students enrolling full-time are able to meet the degree requirements in two years. A part-time track is also available, enabling students to complete the degree in three years, taking two courses per semester.