The Master of Education in College Student Affairs Administration (M.Ed.) program is designed for students interested in professional leadership in various areas of student affairs and services. Program participants prepare for careers involving organizational management, student development, leadership training, and campus life administration. The College Student Affairs Administration, M.Ed. program is led by the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.
The CSAA Program emphasizes the integration of theoretical precepts and practical experiences via its courses, graduate assistantships and internships. The program underscores the value of collaborative relationships and academic partnerships to foster student retention and success. A number of students in the program will have the opportunity for significant and meaningful work responsibilities that will translate directly into powerful résumés. Various student service areas of The University of West Florida offer several compensated assistantships including: the Dean of Students office, residence life facilities and programs, student union operations and management, student activities and campus programming, Greek affairs, recreation facilities and programs, orientation and other student transition programs, student development services, academic advising, and career services.
The University of West Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association.