Student Affairs in Higher Education- Master of Science


The SAHE curriculum consists of 36 credit hours. The courses prepare students to meet the complexities of contemporary student affairs practice. The curriculum is rooted in the value of social justice and addresses topics such as the racialized realities of higher education, student mental health, and current trends in higher education. Courses often found in student affairs programs, such as Student Development Theory and Organizational Theory, are taught through cutting-edge scholarship. Students complete a 3-credit hour practicum (Field Experience), an optional internship, and a 3-credit hour elective.

Admission to the Student Affairs in Higher Education master’s degree program is based on undergraduate grade point averages, a personal statement, experiences relevant to student affairs, four letters of recommendation, and an interview. 

Program Requirements

(36 semester hours)

EDL 654Foundations of Educational Research in Higher Education3
EDL 660Seminar in Student Affairs/Higher Education 13,3
EDL 667Diversity, Equity, and Dialogue in Student Affairs3
EDL 675Student Development Theory I3
EDL 676Foundations of Student Affairs in Higher Education3
EDL 697Higher Education Administration3
EDL 706Educational Leadership and Organizational Development3
EDP 672Helping Skills in Mental Health Intervention3
Field Experience and Professional Development
EDL 656GField Experience Exploration3
EDL 656IField Experience Synthesis3
Select 3 hours of electives that may include, but are not limited to, additional Professional Development and Field Experience hours, independent studies, graduate courses outside of the program, and/or additional SAHE classes outside of the required course load.3
Total Credit Hours36

Students take 3 credit hours of EDL 660 for two semesters.