Hear from CSU’s Student Affairs in Higher Education faculty-practitioners about how you can gain practical knowledge and skills in higher education administration, working with students, program development and implementation, and DEIJ when you earn your master’s in student affairs online.
Earn your master’s degree in just two years
This online student affairs in higher education (SAHE) Master of Science degree prepares you for a career in student affairs through a curriculum taught by faculty who are both scholars and practitioners. Through the SAHE program, you will learn professional competencies needed to be successful in a wide range of settings on college and university campuses, including:
- Career Development
- Student Activities
- Residence Life
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Student Success
Gain broad professional knowledge and experience
Through coursework and practicum experience, you will gain professional knowledge and skills to help you succeed in any student services capacity, increase your ability to work directly with students, communicate effectively, and support student success.
Topics of study include:
- Theories, assessment and evaluation related to student affairs practice
- Cross-cultural, equity, and justice issues within the context of higher education
- Current issues and practices in the student affairs profession
Expand your worldview
Diverse backgrounds and experiences enrich student affairs graduate programs, so CSU aims to include students from across the United States, and around the globe, from a variety of backgrounds — including recent graduates of bachelor's programs, current employees in entry-level student affairs positions, and those with years of higher education and student affairs experience.
Take advantage of career-building opportunities
Unlike many student affairs graduate programs, CSU is one the few in the country that sponsors a journal for graduate students. Learn how to write, submit, and publish graduate-caliber work that will increase your marketability in future career paths.
Rather than completing a thesis or comprehensive exam, you will complete a culminating paper that showcases your learning, research, and practical experiences applied to current issues in student affairs in higher education. Get valuable faculty feedback that integrates real-world experience and scholarly theory to improve your practice.
Learn from experts in the field
Faculty in the School of Education have significant experience as practitioners working in the field of student affairs. By learning from and collaborating with knowledgeable instructors, you will gain access to evidence-based tools, strategies, and research.
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