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Master of Education in:

Student Affairs in Higher Education - Administration

The Master of Education degree program in Student Affairs (Administration) is designed to prepare students for professional careers in student affairs in institutions of higher education. Such careers are typically found in one or more of the following areas: admissions, athletics, career services, financial aid, housing and residence life, international student affairs, commuter services, intramurals and recreational sports, judicial services, minority affairs, orientation services, registration and records, student activities, student services, and women's affairs. The program combines experiences that are practical, specialized, and individual with those that are broad and theoretical. Research skills and an understanding of the relevant literature for the discipline are a part of the program.

This is a forty-eight (48) semester hour program, which requires a comprehensive examination for degree completion. Applicants are notified of the date of the interview after other general admission requirements have been completed. All courses are three semester hours unless otherwise stated. All students accepted into this program must complete all requirements within eight (8) calendar years.

Professional credits students who intend to apply for admission to this program are limited to THREE courses prior to admission.

Description of Field Experiences

COU 592 Internship in Student Affairs I - This is a fifteen-week internship which combines a fifteen hour per week campus on-the-job experience in student affairs (under the direct supervision of a site supervisor) and a three-hour, fifteen-week seminar with a professor. During the semester, students will share information on the functions, services, and issues of each office, its role within the institution, and relevant professional literature with each other. Students will develop and share personal internship goals, implementation strategies, and a project which relates developmental theory to the internship experience. Students can select from several student affairs sites at Kutztown University and several other area colleges and universities. Paid graduate assistantship sites may be utilized with permission from the student affairs program coordinator. PREREQUISITE: CPY 580.

COU 593 Internship in Student Affairs II - This is a fifteen-week internship which combines a fifteen hour per week campus on-the-job experience in student affairs (under the direct supervision of a site supervisor) and a three-hour, fifteen-week seminar with a professor. During the semester, students will share information on the functions, services, and issues of each office, its role within the institution, and relevant professional literature with each other. Students will develop and share personal internship goals, implementation strategies, and a project which relates developmental theory to the internship experience. Students can select from several student affairs sites at Kutztown University and several other area college and universities. Paid graduate assistantship sites may be utilized with permission from the student affairs program coordinator. PREREQUISITE: COU 592.

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Admission Requirements

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), 3 letters of recommendation, 3.0 undergraduate GPA, department interview, statement of knowledge and experience in Student Affairs.

Application and Admission information

Recommended Graduate Application Deadlines

Graduate Students

For Counseling/Student Affairs programs:

*To enroll for the next Fall semester, complete application file by Feb. 1 (early review) or March 1 (regular review).

*To enroll for the next Spring semester, complete application file by Sept. 1 (early review) or Oct. 1 (regular review).