Eastern Illinois University

College of Education

Department of Counseling and Student Development

College Student Affairs

Degrees: 
  • M.S.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Dr. Dena R. Kniess
2112 Buzzard Hall
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

Program Statement

The mission of the M.S. in College Student Affairs is to provide a dynamic curriculum for students interested in leadership careers in the field of student affairs in higher education. The program provides a strong foundation for knowledge and skills development needed for effective administration, efficient use of technology, and humanistic support of undergraduate and graduate education. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared for entry and mid-level student affairs positions in post-secondary public and private education as well as state and federal agencies. Some students also decide to pursue additional studies in Ph.D. programs and other terminal degrees.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
2
Adjunct: 
4
Total Program Credit Hours: 
48
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

Yes

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
Yes
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
Yes
Attendance: 
  • Full time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Thesis: 
Yes
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No