Student Affairs Option

Program Objectives

The MEd Student Affairs specialization emphasizes student development & advising and is intended for individuals who will work within college student affairs’ programs in higher education. This program plan is designed to provide the graduates with the fundamental skills and understandings necessary to work within diverse post-secondary settings such as residence life, career services, athletics, and student government. (30 credits)

Program of Study

Student Affairs Required - 18 credit hours18
Organization and Administration of Higher Education
Planning Program Assessment
College Students
Student Development Theory
Law and Policy in Higher Education
Student Services
Statistics and Research - 6 credit hours6
Educational Statistics I
Applied Educational Research
Electives - 6 credit hours6
Approved electives may be selected from other Education programs or departments that strengthen the student's program of study. These courses need to be selected in consultation with the chair.
Total Credits30


Students with no professional experience working in college student affairs are encouraged to enroll in a three-credit higher education Internship, EDLD 598 Internship to gain practical field experience.