Careers and Outcomes

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A student affairs degree offers a wide range of career opportunities

In our graduate program, the primary goal is the development of individuals to successfully enter the field of student affairs administration in higher education. Our graduates have gone on to work in student affairs positions in universities across the country. From Winthrop University in South Carolina, to Binghamton University in New York, to the University of North Carolina, to the University of Oklahoma, former students are working as resident directors, admissions directors, intercollegiate athletics administrators, university ambassadors and student affairs directors.

Helpful insight is provided by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and American College Personnel Association (ACPA), which are the two major professional organizations for student affairs professionals. Benefits of a career in the student affairs field, are discussed in more detail include the ability to make a difference, a wide range of choices, an exciting work environment, access to the profession, potential for advancement and fringe benefits.