Our master of arts (MA) program in student affairs administration in higher education (SAAHE) is a minimum of 30 credit hours. Seven courses, or 21 hours, are required and the remaining hours are comprised of electives and research. Course descriptions may be found in the graduate catalog.  

Required courses include:

  • EDHI 600 – Introduction to Student Affairs Administration
  • EDHI 601 – Theories of College Student Development:  Higher Education Application
  • EDHI 602 – The American College Student
  • EDHI 690 – Seminar in Student Affairs Administration
  • EDHI 698 – Principles and Practices of Student Affairs Administration
  • EDHI 699 – Practicum in Student Affairs Administration

Choose one of the following:

  • EDHI 610 – Issue in Higher Education
  • EDHI 613 – Administration and Finance in Higher Education
  • EDHI 640 – The Community College

You have many options to satisfy the research requirement:

  • THES 698 – Thesis
  • RES 697 – Research paper
  • CRPR 698 – Creative Project
  • EDST 650 – Introduction to Qualitative Research
  • EDST 660 – Ethnographic Research in Education
  • EDST 671 – Evaluation of Educational Programs
  • EDPS 640 – Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research
  • EDPS 641 – Statistical Methods in Education and Psychological Research
  • EDPS 646 – Tests and Measurements
  • SOC 600 – Sociological Inquiry

You’ll also need to select 3 to 6 hours of electives from an approved list of courses.