(39 credits minimum)
The Master’s of Science in Student Affairs Administration Program is designed to provide professional training for entry positions in the student affairs field at university, college, and two-year post-secondary levels. Focus areas of performance include residence halls, student development, management, admissions, financial aid, student activities, student health promotion, career development, non-traditional student populations, and other areas. A corollary purpose is to provide a foundation for advanced work in this field and the closely related fields of counseling, guidance, and higher education. The program is offered on-campus and as distance education, although SAHE 533, SAHE 641, and SAHE 652 or their equivalent must be taken in a traditional classroom.
Each applicant must satisfy the general criteria for admission to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and each of the following requirements:
1. Have an overall undergraduate grade point average near or above 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale. For students with a grade point average near or below 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale grade point average, special attention is given to their final 60 credit hours.
2. Have an approved assistantship or work full-time in an approved area of student affairs and higher education. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Students must maintain successful employment in an approved position throughout their enrollment in the graduate program.