Master of Science
The Master of Science in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration (HESAA) prepares its graduates for careers in a range of academic, residential, and co-curricular settings. By taking a longitudinal view of student development within a socio-cultural and historical context, the program provides future higher education professionals with the skills and understanding they will need to guide, mentor, and support college students so that those students can shape their futures in proactive and healthy ways. The curriculum as a whole, and many of the individual core and elective courses, provide an opportunity for the dynamic integration of numerous disciplines and perspectives that can be brought to bear on understanding the college student experience. Course work can be drawn from a range of disciplines including but not limited to management, psychology, education, social work, and the humanities.
Graduates of the HESAA program will be prepared to become service providers and professionals within a variety of higher education settings including but not limited to the following: Residential Life, Enrollment, Admissions, Advisement, Career Services, Financial Aid, Student Activities, Civic Engagement, and First Year Experiences. Through their work in the program graduates will develop the ability to focus on the needs of students while assessing, supporting, managing, and communicating those needs to colleagues.
The program will: Prepare students to serve as effective staff and administrators in Student Affairs, with combined strengths in collaborative management, fiscal organization, and student life in a higher education setting. Enable students to investigate and appreciate the importance of various contexts on students’ academic and co-curricular experience, including developmental, economic, ethnic, gender, religious, sexual preference, and historical influences that affect college and university experience. Emphasize an empirical approach to organizational assessment, research, communication and intervention. Offer internship/practicum opportunities to apply and integrate academic with experiential, practical learning.
International Student Requirements:
Submission of a World Education Services (WES) evaluation of the Bachelors degree equivalency, Declaration of Finances form, Bank Affidavit, and TOEFL score.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 36
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 798 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999