Flexibility in finishing your degree
The student affairs graduate degree is a 45-hour program that can be completed in
either two or three years, depending on the courses taken. Your course load may also
vary depending on when you plan to complete your practicum. Graduate students completing
9-12 hours per semester and one summer class will graduate in two years. Students
working full-time at MSU or other campuses may want to complete their requirements
in three years, and if you are a full-time and experienced employee at Missouri State
or an area institution, you may substitute SAE 748 Reflective Moment in Higher Education
and Student Affairs for SAE 747 Supervised Practice. Students must complete six-hours
or two sections of SAE 748 to meet degree requirements. We offer SAE 748 in different
semesters to provide students more options to complete this requisite.
A sample two–year schedule is provided for review, but students should note that their
actual schedule will vary. Students should plan their class schedules according to
the SAHE rotation and consult with Dr. Gilbert Brown to complete a degree audit.
The following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.