The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education program emphasizing college student affairs leadership is designed to develop professionals who have strong backgrounds in educational theory and research, traditional and adult learners, and the role of student affairs in institutions of higher education.
A graduate assistantship or practicum is an important experience for an individual who wishes to develop a career in college student affairs. Graduate assistantships and practica provide the foundation for developing appropriate skills and for gaining relevant career experience needed to be viable in today's job market.
The college student affairs leadership emphasis includes foundation courses, emphasis area courses, concentration courses, and elective courses for a minimum of 42 credits. The program is designed to be completed in two full-time academic years.
The CSAL curriculum prepares students for professional positions in institutions of higher education in a variety of areas such as:
“The CSAL program combines the best educational, work, and social aspects into a singular master's program experience. The combination of knowledgeable faculty, cohort classroom experiences, and diverse assistantship/practicum opportunities created an unforgettable learning experience. I now have the educational foundation, practical experiences, and social skills necessary to excel in the realm of student affairs.”