Education M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education
Choose from On-campus and Online Programs
Master of Science Degree Student Affairs in Higher Education
With a master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, you’ll be equipped for a career in student affairs at institutions of higher learning.
Expand Your Knowledge
In this program, you’ll learn the theory and study current research on the following topics:
- Student affairs administration
- Student learning and development
- Organizational management and change
- Diversity and inclusive excellence
- Human relations
- Application of theory to practice
Choose the Delivery Method That Best Fits You
This program is 45 credits. Before applying, decide if you want to apply to the on-campus (residential) program or to the online program, and complete the appropriate application.
The residential program is a highly-competitive program characterized by small cohorts of 20-24 students, and on-campus assistantship opportunities. As a full-time student, you should be able to complete the program in two years.
The online program offers convenience for students who need more flexibility and/or prefer an online learning experience. Content is delivered through CSU Online’s Canvas learning management system; peer-to-peer and student-faculty interactions are managed online. Courses are asynchronous, meaning you can learn and study at your convenience; however, this program still requires dedication of time and effort on your part. This program can be completed in three-to-five years, depending on your schedule.
Put Theory to Work
This program is built to give you opportunities to put theory into practice, allowing you to develop your expertise in real-world situations.
Committed to Inclusive Excellence
At CSU, we’re committed to practicing inclusive excellence as part of our mission as a land-grant institution. Our faculty strive to create inclusive environments, welcoming and affirming all members of our community and their various identities, skills, ideas, talents, and contributions.
Courses taught by scholar-practitioner faculty
100% placement of graduates annually
Final portfolio showcases your professional competencies and self-reflection
Interested in student affairs but not ready to pursue a degree?
We offer several graduate-level certificates, delivered online for your convenience. Taught by our Student Affairs in Higher Education faculty, these certificates will help you build your skills in specific aspects of student affairs, giving you the knowledge you need for your current role, to move into a different role, or to change your career completely.