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

Graduate Catalog Program Requirements and Course Listing

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:

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

  • Personal statement that addresses the following items:
    • Your background and experience related to higher education and student affairs
    • An overview of why you are pursuing a master’s in Student Affairs administration generally and from the Higher and Adult Education program at the UofM specifically
    • Your career aspirations, particularly how this degree relates to your professional goals and intentions
    • Your experience with and commitment to diversity and equity
  • Professional resume
  • Three letters of professional recommendation – preferably one from your former or current instructors


If you would like to apply for the Student Affairs Administration program, our priority application deadline is April 1st for Summer/Fall admission and November 1st for Spring admission.