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Master's Degree with an Emphasis in Student Affairs

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2015-2017 Cohort

Program Information

The M.Ed. with an emphasis in student affairs provides a broad base on which students may build and advance their careers within higher education.  The program also has a focus for developing leaders for social justice. Courses for the M.Ed. with student affairs emphasis are divided into four areas noted below.  Most classes are three credit hours for a total of 36 credit hours.

Course Listings

Student Affairs Administration

Introduction to Student Affairs Administration
Leadership in Student Affairs
Introduction to Student Affairs Assessment
Special Topics Seminar I
Special Topics Seminar II

Contexts of Higher Education

College Student Development Theory
College Student Retention Theory
Multiculturalism & Diversity in Higher Education
Group or Individual Intervention in Higher Education

Professional Skill Development

Internship and Internship Seminar
Capstone Seminar


An approved elective from the ELP department can be part of the spring semester in year one or two.

All courses in the M.Ed. program are offered mid-late afternoon until early evening.  Full-time students can complete the program in two calendar years or four semesters and part-time students have up to three years to complete the program. All students commence coursework in the fall of the academic year and required classes are not offered in the summer. 

All work for the master’s degree must be completed within four consecutive calendar years. Candidates are required to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA in course work. No graded work below a C- is acceptable towards the requirements for the degree.

Cohort Information

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Last Updated: 11/20/20