Missouri State University

College of Education

Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education

Student Affairs in Higher Education

Degrees: 
  • M.S.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership

Contact

Dr. Nicole M. West
901 South National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Program Statement

The Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) Master's Degree program at Missouri State University (MSU) was developed to meet the staffing needs of colleges and universities throughout the nation. Our goal is to develop self-authored, reflective scholar-practitioners who are equipped to successfully enter the field of student affairs administration in higher education. Our program's three goals for students are to: (1) integrate a theoretical understanding of student affairs history, values, and traditions into their emerging practice as professionals in higher education (2) participate actively in and and contribute meaningfully to a variety of supervised practice experiences (i.e., graduate assistantships and practicums), and (3) develop proficiency with regard to the Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (AER) competency area.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
4
Adjunct: 
3
Total Program Credit Hours: 
45
Average Time to Degree: 
2-3 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: 
Optional
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
Yes