Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration

Program Overview

The concentration in Student Affairs Administration prepares individuals for roles in Student Affairs and Student Services in higher education. This concentration is 36 credit hours, including an internship requirement that provides real work experience in an area of Student Affairs or college student services. Many students in this concentration obtain Graduate Assistantships within the UofM Division of Student Affairs, or in a student retention center.

This program concentration is available through fully online instruction. Students may complete their internship at an approved college or university that is convenient to their location. Student Affairs Administration offers a variety of courses centered on college student development, campus diversity, and inclusion, student engagement, academic advising, program assessment, campus leadership issues and career counseling. Graduates enter the higher education workforce as knowledgeable practitioners ready to help college students succeed.

Required Courses

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Application Process

NO GRE SCORES REQUIRED. Priority application deadline is April 1 for Summer/Fall admission. Priority application is November 1 for Spring admission.

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Each applicant must submit a completed application packet to the Graduate School that includes:

  • A completed admissions application
  • Graduate School Application>
  • Official transcripts for all prior undergraduate and graduate courses

In addition, each applicant must submit the following as part of your graduate application:

  • Letter of intent that addresses the following items:
    • Why you want this degree
    • Why you want this degree from the UofM
    • What you hope the degree will help you do post-graduation
  • Professional resume
  • Three letters of professional recommendation on letterhead
  • The admission committee may request a personal interview.
  • The admission decision will be based on a holistic profile that includes, but is not limited to, information contained in the completed application packet described above.