Stoller weighs in on advanced degrees for student affairs professionals

March 14, 2019

“At some point, the student affairs Master's degree will be as ubiquitous as a Bachelor's and the Doctoral credential will be widespread,” writes Eric Stoller. “While I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, it does make things interesting for the field.” The author goes on to note that advanced degrees in student affairs does not seem like it would be a topic of controversy at first blush, but adds that the field’s politicized environment raises thorny questions about hierarchy and credentials. By Stoller’s estimation, the “overcredentialed police” represents a hypocritical faction within student affairs, and that applicants should not be penalized for holding advanced degrees. Inside Higher Ed (International)