Clemson University

College of Education

Educational and Organizational Leadership & Development

M.Ed. Counselor Education/Student Affairs and Higher Education

Degrees: 
  • M. Ed.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Student Learning & Development

Program Statement

The student affairs 42-hour program educates future student affairs administrators and student development educators who are experts in assessing and promoting student learning on higher education campuses. It addresses knowledge and skill development required to provide administration, management, advisement, and counseling support within the higher education community. The curriculum offers a blend of courses in student affairs administration and counseling. The program integrates the ACPA/NASPA competencies throughout courses, field experiences and the final examination process.

The program is designed to produce student affairs generalist, defined as competent practitioner schoalars who:

*understand how universities function as interconnected working units, and specifically how divisions of student affairs support the academic mission of the institution and student learning

*learn and apply a multitude of practitioner based competences (model on the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies) and

*can contribute to higher education in a variety of  ways, positions, and institutional settings

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
6
Adjunct: 
3
Total Program Credit Hours: 
42
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

Yes

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • GRE
Assistantship Required: 
Yes
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
Yes
Attendance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
Course Schedule: 
  • Day
  • Evening
Thesis: 
No
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
Yes