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Master of Arts in Applied Psychology in Higher Education Student Personnel Administration

Letter from the Program Chair

MSPP’s Master’s program in Applied Psychology: Higher Education Student Personnel Administration provides our students with an understanding of the current practices in American higher education and the knowledge and skills to help college students identify and achieve individual academic, career, and personal goals.

Our 30-credit, online learning program, meets the recommendation of professional groups representing student affairs professionals in the United States. The program not only equips students with a broad understanding of the field, but provides the added skills value of student counseling and relationship building- a critically important component of student affairs work regardless of professional specializations.

MSPP program graduates will demonstrate fidelity to an array of values that are most often embraced by American higher education institutions and student development programs—diversity, learning, integrity, collaboration, access, service, fellowship, and the spirit of inquiry. The program graduates will acquire knowledge and develop skill in the recognized good practices of student affairs work:

  1. Engaging students in active learning;
  2. Helping students develop coherent values and ethical standards;
  3. Setting and communicating high expectations for student learning;
  4. Using systematic inquiry to improve student and institutional performance;
  5. Using resources effectively to achieve institutional missions and goals;
  6. Forging educational partnerships that advance student learning; and
  7. Building supportive and inclusive communities.

Thank you for your interest in MSPP’s Higher Education Student Personnel Administration program. We look forward to talking with you about our program.

Erik M. Gregory, PhD, MPA, EdM
Program Chair, Organizational and Leadership Psychology

Updated 6/28/13

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