The MEd Student Affairs specialization emphasizes student development & advising and is intended for individuals who will work within college student affairs’ programs in higher education. This program plan is designed to provide the graduates with the fundamental skills and understandings necessary to work within diverse post-secondary settings such as residence life, career services, athletics, and student government. (30 credits)

Program of Study

Student Affairs Required - 18 credit hours 18
Organization and Administration of Higher Education  
Program Evaluation  
College Students  
Student Development Theory  
Law and Policy in Higher Education  
Student Services  
Statistics and Research - 6 credit hours 6
Educational Statistics I  
Applied Educational Research  
Electives - 6 credit hours 6
Approved electives may be selected from other Education programs or departments that strengthen the student's program of study. These courses need to be selected in consultation with the chair.
Total Credits 30


Students with no professional experience working in college student affairs are encouraged to enroll in a three-credit higher education Internship, EDLD 598 Internship to gain practical field experience.