Student Affairs in Higher Education Graduate Program

Why study student affairs in higher education at Missouri State?

  • Our faculty are also student affairs administrators and share the real-life applications of the knowledge they teach in the classroom.
  • You'll receive valuable hands-on experiences through the completion of two semester-long practicums.
  • Many of our students find graduate assistantships within the division of student affairs and other academic support programs. These assistantships lower educational costs, provide work experience and allow students to pursue the program on a full-time basis.
  • Our program follows the Council for Advancement of Academic Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and meets the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Professional Preparation Commission Standards.

Developing leaders for higher education

In our program, you will gain the following skills:

  • A theoretical understanding of the history and traditions of higher education
  • Practical experience needed to address issues facing campuses in the 21st century
  • The knowledge and skill sets necessary to lead an effective and successful administration
  • Frameworks and skills to be successful, reflective practitioners in the 21st century

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