Gain professional instruction in topics such as student-development theory and leadership development, as well as in creating an inclusive atmosphere, navigating administration and policy, and understanding socio-cultural effects on students. You learn how to collaborate with the academic community and other higher-education departments to fully support the student population by developing programs, services and curricula. These credits can also be applied to the Master of Arts in Student Services Administration degree program.

Students must complete the following three required courses:

  • MSSA 6602 College Student Development
  • MSSA 6604 Governance, Planning and Finance in Higher Education
  • MSSA 6605 The Law and Student Affairs

Students must select three of the following courses to complete the certificate:

  • MSSA 6611 Program Design and Instructional Strategies for Adults in Higher Education
  • MSSA 6612 Program Design and Strategies for Special Populations in Higher Education
  • MSSA 6613 Post-Secondary Student Affairs Issues and Management
  • MSSA 6626 Mentoring Students for Success

Course Descriptions