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Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education program prepares students to be professionals with the knowledge to succeed in a broad range of settings on college and university campuses, including financial aid, admissions, student activities, advising, residence life, and many other functional areas.  The curriculum covers topics in student affairs theories, cross-cultural and diversity issues, learning and developmental theory, current issues and practices, and administration functions and services.  Students gain competencies that help them function in administrative capacities and increase their abilities to manage themselves, communicate effectively, and establish healthy and effective working relationships.


This program requires a practicum experience.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • A 3.0 GPA on all undergraduate coursework
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript of all collegiate work completed from every institution attended
  • 30-minute telephone interview

Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission