Master’s in Student Affairs & Higher Education

The student affairs and higher education master’s program prepares you to work on college and university campuses including settings such as student services, residence life, academic advisement, student activities, international student services, study abroad, and higher education administration.


  • Combination of theoretical and skill-based approaches to serving students
  • Can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis up to the point of internship
  • Focuses on preparing you to have the commitment, knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and self-awareness to offer quality student affairs services

Master of Science in Student Affairs & Higher Education (36–42 credits)

Admission Requirements

General admission criteria include a completed graduate study application, three recommendations, statement of purpose or intent, and official transcripts. Additional requirements include:

  • Evidence of a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • At least 12 credit hours in psychology, human services, education, or closely related areas and completed specific coursework in statistics
  • Satisfactory scores on either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

Admission Deadline: February 1, applications may be accepted after February 1 at the department’s discretion.

Program Requirements

Contact Information

For more information about the student affairs and higher education program please contact:

Julia Davis, Coordinator
Office: Ward Hall 106A
Phone: (518) 564-4179