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Master of Education in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education

The mission of the Masters of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education Administration is to prepare graduate students for professional practice in the realm of college student affairs and student services in institutions of higher education.  The design of the program is in accordance with the guidelines and standards for Masters Level Student Affairs Professional Preparation Programs set forth by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS).  The learning outcomes of the program curriculum are consistent with the Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Practitioners developed by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Hence, the program combines experiences that are practical and specialized with those that are broad and theoretical in order to prepare students for professional practice in a variety of functional areas of student affairs/student services in higher education including: admissions, athletics, career services, financial aid, housing and residence life, international student services, commuter services, intramural and recreational sports, judicial services, multicultural affairs, new student programs and orientation, registration and records, student activities, etc. This program requires 48 semester hours.

The curriculum check sheets for all Department Programs are available here.