Master's Degree Specialization – M. Ed. "Student Affairs"
This master's degree specialization is for persons who will, or do, work within college student affairs programs in higher education institutions. Residence life, career services, athletics, student government, and many other student affairs and student services programs need entry-level professionals who understand both college students and the core student affairs functions within the higher education institution. This program plan is designed to provide the graduate with the fundamental skills and understandings necessary to enter the college student affairs workplace. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required.
Student Affairs Required Courses (18 Credit Hours)
- EDLD 510 Organization and Administration of Higher Education (3)
- EDLD 528 College Students (3)
- EDLD 513 Resource and Program Management (3)
- EDLD 533 Law and Policy in Higher Education (3)
- EDLD 535 Student Services (3)
- EDLD 531 Theoretical Foundations of Student Services (3)
Statistics and Research Courses (6 Credit Hours)
- EDCI 501 Educational Statistics I (3)
- EDCI 506 Applied Educational Research (3)
Internship or Electives (3-6 Credit Hours)
Capstone Experience or Program Thesis (3-6 Credit Hours)
Students with no professional experience working in college student affairs must provide evidence of having gained such experience prior to completing their plan or they must register for a three-credit student affairs internship (EDLD 576).
The Ed. D.
For students completing this plan of study, admission to A&HE's Ed. D. specialization related to higher education will be contingent on the student's professional history and ambitions, academic record, and A&HE's ability to offer the student a new, academically challenging, comprehensive course of study.
Program Plan Changes
The student may make limited changes to the above-described program plan with the chair's approval.