University of Northern Iowa

College of Education

Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies

Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs

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

Contact

Dr. David Michael Schmid
604 Schindler
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0607

Program Statement

Did you enjoy your college experience--both in and out of the classroom?  Are you a people person who enjoys helping others solve problems and accomplish their goals? 

A career in student affairs provides a path to meaningful, important work with college students. Through the Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership (EPFLS), a master’s degree in postsecondary education: student affairs prepares you for this field or helps you further advance your career. 

Student affairs professionals provide services and programs designed to support students and enhance campus life across a wide variety of college and university settings. Research has shown that co-curricula--everything that happens on campus outside of the classroom--are an important complement and partner to academic work in shaping the whole student. 

Career opportunities in the field of student affairs include residence life, student activities, admissions, financial aid, career services, and multicultural affairs. In this degree program you will have opportunities such as assistantships and internships to help you learn which areas best fit your skills and interests.

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
Yes
Meets CAS Standards: 
No

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
2
Adjunct: 
5
Total Program Credit Hours: 
37
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

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
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Thesis: 
Optional
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No