About the CSAL Program

The College of Education offers a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL).

The curriculum offered within the Educational Leadership and Counseling department is designed to develop professionals who have strong backgrounds in educational theory and research, traditional and post-traditional college students, and the role of student affairs in institutions of higher education. The CSAL program prepares students to become effective practitioner educators who pursue various administrative roles in higher education contexts, facilitate student learning and promote student success, and shape inclusive higher education communities.

Grand Valley State University offers numerous opportunities for CSAL students to put theory-to-practice though graduate assistantships and internship experiences.

Click here to apply to GVSU's Graduate College of Education's CSAL program.

Program Overview

2015-2016 Cohort

Admission to CSAL




Professional Development

Student Services Building



Cultural Immersion

Cultural Immersion