Shepherd University

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Psychology

College Student Development and Administration

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

Contact

Dr. Richard A. Stevens Jr.
P.O. Box 5000
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Program Statement

The M.A. in College Student Development and Administration is a 36-credit-hour program for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing or advancing a career in student affairs or enrollment management.

The program combines courses in student development theory, assessment, and research methodologies with required practicum experiences at both two- and four-year institutions.

Shepherd University’s intimate size provides unique small school experiences for students in the CSDA program. With many institutions around the country and world similar in size to Shepherd, this program provides a distinct advantage
for the student who wishes to work in a small school setting.
 

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
1
Adjunct: 
4
Total Program Credit Hours: 
36
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years full-time; 3 years part-time

Visitation Program

Yes

Requirements

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