Master of Arts Student Services Administration

Get the training you need to enter positions of leadership in university administration or student support services.

Fairleigh Dickinson University is ranked among the best universities in the North region by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2019.


If you’re a current or aspiring professional, the online Master of Arts in Student Services Administration at Fairleigh Dickinson University can help you build or advance your career in higher education. The program prepares you for roles in administrative and student support services within the higher education sector, offering both the theoretical and practical training you need to professionally advance.

Throughout the program, you’ll have the opportunity to develop critical leadership skills and gain an in-depth understanding of the complex challenges facing colleges and universities today. To better fit your individual career goals, our program allows you to customize 18 hours of coursework in electives to further develop your knowledge of administration, admission, financial aid, risk management and more.

Key topics in the online master’s in student administration program include:

  • Theory and practice of college student development
  • Current issues in higher education
  • College governance
  • Program development and planning
  • Budgets and resource acquisition
  • Legal issues within higher education and student affairs
  • Technology in higher education
  • Multiculturalism and diversity
  • Adult and continuing education
  • Residential life
  • Public relations
  • Financial aid
  • Campus safety and security
  • Crisis management
  • Grant writing
  • Financial issues in higher education
  • Mentoring

To ensure you gain hands-on training, the program requires a master’s project and an internship. Through these experiences, you will learn how to synchronize your knowledge and apply it practically to the real world.

At FDU, you’ll learn from dynamic faculty with years of experience in their fields. Plus, you’ll benefit from the flexibility of an online education, which allows you to fit your education around a schedule that works for you.

Courses and Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the online M.A. in Student Services Administration program will need to submit the following:

Applicants must possess a four-year degree from an accredited college or university, during which they must have maintained a GPA of 2.75 or higher. This program does not require GMAT or GRE scores for admission.

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Why FDU?

Personalized Learning

Through its small intimate classes and superb faculty, FDU offers students a hands-on approach to learning that caters to individual needs.

A Global Community

Our multi-disciplinary programs reach and connect students across the world.

Academic Excellence

Through our commitment to providing rigorous programs, students at FDU are poised to become the next generation of leaders.

Benefits of Learning Online

Pursuing an online degree means the chance to further your career.

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