Angelo State University

College of Education

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

M.Ed. Student Development & Leadership in Higher Education / Academic Advising Certificate

  • M. Ed.
  • Certificate
Program Emphasis: 
  • Student Learning & Development


Dr. Amy Murphy
ASU Station #10921
San Angelo, TX 76909

Program Statement

The M.Ed. in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education program prepares graduate candidates for work as college, university, and other postsecondary staff and administrators, which includes positions in academic and career advising, admissions, athletics, student activities, programs for underrepresented students, residence life and other areas of student service administration. Graduates also support student development in military organizations, community organizations, and in K-12 educational institutions. Graduates are employed as adjunct faculty and full-time instructors in higher education institutions, and some pursue advanced degrees in higher education. Candidates must complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of graduate work.

The Academic Advising Certificate prepares graduate candidates for work as college, university advisors, specifically including positions in academic and career advising. The certificate also prepares candidates for other educational settings where academic and career advisement are used to promote student success. Students will receive the certificate after successfully completing the required 15 hours of coursework. A certificate of graduate study is a non-degree credential designed to provide students with specialized knowledge that is not a master's program.  

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
Meets CAS Standards: 

Number of Program Faculty

Total Program Credit Hours: 
Average Time to Degree: 
1.5 years

Visitation Program



Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • Online
Comprehensive Exam Required: