California State University, Long Beach

College of Education

Educational Leadership

Student Development in Higher Education

Degrees: 
  • M.S.
  • Ed D.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Dr. Jonathan O'Brien
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
MS 2012; AS 201
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 985-4987

Program Statement

The mission of the program is to develop reflective, scholar practitioners in Student Development in Higher Education for social justice and change. Graduates enter the profession able to apply theory to practice and to integrate research using the tenets of counseling, student development, administration, leadership, and multicultural issues in education. Our graduates assume positions in two- and four-year colleges and related institutions. Typical offices of employment include: leadership development, financial aid, career counseling, student activities, residential life, educational opportunity, mentoring, academic advising, orientation, and learning communities.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
6
Adjunct: 
3
Total Program Credit Hours: 
51
Average Time to Degree: 
Three 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
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Thesis: 
Optional
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
Yes