Master of Science in Higher Education / Student Affairs
Purdue University Global

Program Details

The Master of Science in Higher Education program at Purdue University Global stresses the practical knowledge, critical thinking, research, and writing skills relevant to leaders in today’s colleges and universities. Whether your interests are in administration, teaching, student development, or other areas within higher education, you will have the opportunity to work closely with your instructors and other students who share your interests. 

The Student Affairs specialization allows students to focus on developing expertise in the administration of a comprehensive student services program for both on-ground and online institutions. Gain hands-on experience through an internship at a real-world educational institution, and explore how to incorporate current management and legal issues into student affairs. This concentration addresses specific standards of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) for graduate programs in student affairs and the standards of the Professional Preparation Commission of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).


Students are required to complete a 120-hour internship experience at one site as part of the student affairs concentration.

  • Submit a transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Criminal background check

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission