Admissions: Ed.M. in College Student Services Administration – Online

Admissions requirements

  • Four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent) from a regionally accredited (U.S.) or recognized (international) college or university
  • 3.0 GPA
  • One year minimum full-time work experience in student/academic affairs or related field. Extensive experience comparable to one year of full-time experience (e.g. paraprofessional work) may satisfy this requirement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An understanding of and commitment to a career in the field of student affairs

The GRE is not required for admission or assistantships.

Qualifications for admissions are determined by both the OSU Graduate School and the program. Visit the OSU Graduate School website to review the minimum admissions requirements.

When to apply

Students can apply and be admitted any term.

We recommend that you apply at least 30 days before the beginning of the term in which you plan to start. This allows time for application review, processing and to ensure you get going smoothly.

How to apply

To apply to the OSU Graduate School and to the CSSA program, go to the OSU Graduate School’s online application form. Log in or click on "create new account" to begin the application process.

The nonrefundable application fee is $75.

In addition to application materials required by the Graduate School, you’ll need to submit a writing sample and three references. These individuals will be contacted directly by the OSU Graduate School and asked to independently to write and upload reference letters.

Note: Although the Graduate School application is submitted online electronically – and all of the documentation (scores, transcripts, etc.) can be uploaded as attachments – some students may choose to mail their documentation. (You DO NOT have to mail AND upload your documents.)
Accompanying materials can be mailed to:
OSU Graduate School 
300 Kerr Administration Building 
Corvallis, OR, 97331


For admissions questions, please contact:

Larry Roper, Ph.D.
Program lead and professor
OSU College of Liberal Arts


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