University of Central Missouri

College of Education

School of Professional Education & Leadership

College Student Personnel Administration

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

Program Statement

The Master of Science degree program in College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) prepares outstanding generalists for a broad range of entry-level and mid-level positions in student life, student development, student services, and other professional staff areas in institutions of higher education. The curriculum integrates theory and practice in classroom and field-based settings to graduate professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills, commitment to ethics, respect for diversity, and caring to enrich the lives of students. The curriculum meets the standards set by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education for Student Affairs graduate preparation programs.  

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
2
Adjunct: 
3
Total Program Credit Hours: 
39
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years full time; 3.5 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
  • Online
Thesis: 
No
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
Yes