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.

The following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.

First semester (fall)

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

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SAE 726 Higher Education in the United States 3
SAE 766 Research Methods and Data Analysis 3
Total hours6

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
SAE 747 Supervised Practice 3
Total hours3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
SAE 723 Student Development Theory 3
SAE 767 Assessment and Evaluation 3
Total hours6

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SAE 728 Individual and Group Support Skills 3
SAE 749 Student Outcomes 3
Total hours6

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
SAE 747 Supervised Practice 3
Total hours3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
SAE 727 Inclusive Campus Environment 3
SAE 732 Leadership and Administration in Higher Education 3
SAE 738 Legal and Ethical Issues in Student Affairs 3
Total hours9

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SAE 735 Governance and Finance in Higher Education 3
SAE 771 Capstone Seminar 3
Total hours6
Comprehensive Examination to be completed during final semester of coursework.
 

Total hours

45