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
  • other student and academic support programs

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Summer Term
  • Fall Term
  • Winter Term
  • Spring Term

On-site program admits fall term only; Online program accepts each term

Required Tests

none

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.


Additional Requirements
  • Additional supplemental information is requested.


Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for on-site in Corvallis students
December 15
Admissions Deadline for online students

Application materials are due at least 30 days before class starts for any given term

Funding Deadline for all applicants
Contact Department

Available Concentrations ?

  • college and university characteristics and environments
  • history, development, and current issues in higher education
  • leadership and management of administrative departments
  • program oversight in specialized administrative areas such as:
  • financial aid, student activities, career services, multicultural affairs, recreational sports, and student housing
  • student development theory and application

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.


AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)