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April 04, 2014

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In the fall of 2014, the graduate school will launch a new program of study leading to a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration.

Designed to prepare current or aspiring student affairs professionals, the program is distinctive for its special emphasis on issues of diversity, equity, and social justice.

Graduate School Dean Scott Fletcher will serve as program director, and faculty members will include Anna Gonzalez, dean of students in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Mark Figueroa, associate provost for institutional research and planning.

At-a-glance details

Total credit hours: 39 semester hours
Program start date: September
Program length: Two years (part time 3-year option available). Classes are scheduled in evenings and weekends to accommodate working professionals.

Career Outcomes

Job placement rates for graduates of master’s programs in student affairs are extremely robust. Graduates obtain jobs as coordinators, assistant directors, and directors in a wide range of student affairs settings, including:

  • Multicultural student affairs  
  • Student activities
  • Career services
  • Residence and Greek life
  • Academic advising
Graduate Assistantships Available

Applicants may apply for a one-year, renewable graduate assistantship, which covers tuition, on-campus housing, and a meal plan. Assistantships require working 20 hours a week in one of the following areas:

  • Career Development Center
  • Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement
  • Student Activities
  • Housing/Campus Living (requires living on campus)
How to Apply

No tests are required for admission.
Visit the admissions website for full details on requirements, deadlines, financial aid information and more.
Program cost—we do everything we can to help make your education affordable

May 1st, 2014

All Day: Priority application deadline for graduate assistantships

Students interested in a graduate assistantship for the 2014-2015 year must submit all program application materials by May 1.

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