The Student Affairs in Higher Education program provides practical educational experiences for individuals interested in careers in student services. The emphasis of this program is on the administrative perspective of student services that support student development. The Student Affairs in Higher Education program consistently graduated most entering students within two years of entry.
The primary mission of this program is to prepare students for leadership roles in higher education student affairs. Integrating theory and practice, maintaining strong interdisciplinary relationships, fostering high-quality research, and sponsoring activities that enhance the development of professionals are high priorities of the program.
In addition to meeting requirements for admission established by the Graduate School, candidates to the Master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) program must submit to the Graduate School a three page expository essay on a topic of your choice.
Two letters of recommendation are to be submitted to the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations.
The SAHE selection committee will contact applicants for an admission interview.
The SAHE program is a cohort program that begins once a year with the start of the fall semester. Application to the Graduate School, essays, and letters of recommendation are due no later than April 1 of each year. Early application is encouraged.
Waiver of GRE/MAT
Candidates to Leadership Studies master’s degree programs, may not be required to submit passing GRE or MAT scores if their cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.0 or higher.
Candidates must meet the requirements for admission established by the Graduate School. If testing is required, candidates must score in the 50th percentile or better on the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or the Graduate Records Exam (GRE).
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