Indiana University of Pennsylvania

College of Education & Educational Technology

Student Affairs in Higher Education

Student Affairs in Higher Education

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

Contact

Dr. John W. Lowery
Stouffer Hall, Room 226
1175 Maple Street
Indiana, PA 15705

Program Statement

The Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) program at IUP is designed to prepare graduate students for employment in higher education in entry-level or mid-management student affairs positions, dependent upon their previous experiences. Under the guidance of student affairs faculty and practitioners, requisite knowledge will be acquired through a balance of academic and practical experiences which stress critical thinking and which model professional behavior.

Working among a community of learners, students will develop a broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge, an appreciation for life-long learning, and the ability to apply concepts and skills to become effective practitioners and colleagues. Students will understand the history, literature and theory base of our profession as well as the significant role of student affairs within higher education. They will apply that knowledge to address the needs of changing student populations and to effect developmental changes for individuals and groups through creating and managing educational environments.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
4
Total Program Credit Hours: 
42
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

Yes

Requirements

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