MS Three-Year Degree Plan

Students working full-time at MSU or other campuses may want to complete their requirements on a three-year not two-year schedule. Students will complete the 45-hour program through a six-hour course load nine semesters over a three-year period.  SAHE offers between 6-9 hours of required classes each semester. Students should examine their schedules and consult with the program director about when they should take certain classes. Students will complete SAE 748 Reflective Moments as their supervised practice requirement. The student should consult with the program director about what courses he/she should take each semester.

A sample three-year schedule is provided for review but students should note that their actual schedule will vary according to the SAHE rotation. Students should consult with Dr. Gilbert Brown to complete a degree audit.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
SAE 721 Introduction to Student Affairs 3
SAE 729 Foundations of Research 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
SAE 728 Individual and Group Support Skills 3
SAE 766 Research Methods and Data Analysis 3

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours3-6
SAE 726 Higher Education in the United States 3
SAE 748 Special Projects: Reflective Moments in Higher Education and Student Affairs 3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
SAE 723 Student Development Theory 3
SAE 732 Leadership and Administration in Higher Education 3

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
SAE 735 Governance and Finance in Higher Education 3
SAE 749 Student Outcomes 3

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours3
SAE 748 Special Projects: Reflective Moments in Higher Education and Student Affairs 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
SAE 738 Legal and Ethical Issues in Student Affairs 3
SAE 767 Assessment and Evaluation 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
SAE 727 Inclusive Campus Environment 3
SAE 748 Special Projects: Reflective Moments in Higher Education and Student Affairs 3

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
SAE 771 Capstone Seminar 3