Student Affairs Administration

Consistently ranked a “Best Value”

Rated one of only 10 “Best Buy” public universities in the nation – Fiske, 2019

Consistently ranked among the top 50 public universities – U.S. News & World Report


Funding Available! Rolling Decisions!

Every student admitted to the MS SAA program for Fall 2022 will receive at least one graduate assistant offer!*

100% of students from the fall 2021 cohort who applied for graduate assistantships were offered a position!

CCPA departments review applications on a rolling basis (rather than after a set deadline), and we continue to make admissions decisions until the program is full. The earlier you submit your application, the earlier you’ll receive a decision!

*Must apply by 2/15/2022 and attend interview event (February 27-28)

Our Program and Approach

The Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration (MS SAA) degree program at Binghamton University is a prestigious program that prepares students for a career as a professional in higher education.

Whether you want to break into the field of higher education, or you want to advance your career, our program prepares students for  careers in the full range of the field of student affairs, such as academic advising, admissions and enrollment management, career development and placement, financial aid, fraternity and sorority life, multicultural affairs, non-traditional and commuter student services, orientation and first-year experiences, residential life, services for students with disabilities, student activities, student conduct, and student development and involvement.

The Department of Student Affairs Administration (SAA) offers small in-person classes that feature discussion and application as well as lecture. Our faculty are recognized experts in the field, who also frequently involve students in their research.

Explore the possibilities!

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Our Community and Network

Coupled with sufficient professional experience, our program prepares students to enter careers in the full range of the field of student affairs.