University of Northern Colorado

Education and Behaviorial Sciences

Leadership, Policy, and Development

Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership

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

Program Statement

The Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership (HESAL) program is distinguished for weaving social justice throughout a curriculum of student development and leadership theories, law and policy, and research design. Our graduates develop an understanding of organizational dynamics and cultivate skills to provide effective leadership in a variety of student affairs, academic, and policy arenas. Excellence in professional practice and scholarly writing are emphasized throughout the program. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
5
Total Program Credit Hours: 
39
Average Time to Degree: 
2.5 years

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
No
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
Yes
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
Thesis: 
No
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
Yes