2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Affairs in Higher Education Administration, MA

Program Description

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.

Admissions Requirements

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 transcripts from all schools attended (except WSU) and a statement of goals and objectives that will be uploaded directly to the application.

Submit the following to the School of Education and Leadership by mail or email:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume or vita

Mail documents to:

Leadership Studies Department
Attn: SAHE Program
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435

or you may email them to: cehs-ldr@wright.edu and use the Subject Line: SAHE Recommendation

The SAHE selection committee will contact applicants for an admission interview, which are held annually in January and February.

The SAHE program is a cohort program that begins once a year with the start of the fall semester.

Application to the Graduate School, transcripts from all schools attended (except WSU), statement of goals and objectives, resume or vita, and letters of recommendation are due no later than December 1 of each year for first consideration. 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 (from all schools attended) is a 3.0 or higher or if they have a previous master’s degree.

Program Learning Outcomes 

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge in 10 competency areas identified as necessary by the Student Affairs Profession. The 10 Student Affairs competency areas defined by ACPA and NASPA (revised in 2015) are: Advising and Supporting, Assessment, Evaluation and Research, Social Justice and Inclusion, Personal and Ethical Foundations, Values, Philosophy and History, Organizational and Human Resources, Law, Policy and Governance, Leadership, Technology, and Student Learning and Development.

For More Information

Program Requirements:

Note: Those Desiring an M.A. Degree Rather than the M.Ed. Will Add the M.A. Option Listed Below.

Additional Courses Needed for the M.A. Degree (Meets CAS Standards):

Choose One Option to Meet CAS Standards in the M.Ed. Program

Option C: International Programs (This Option is Not Always Available, Consult with LDR Department)

Total: 43 Hours