The M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs is a two-year program with a minimum of 36 credits required for graduation. Currently, two concentrations are offered: College Student Personnel Affairs and General Administration. The concentration in College Student Personnel Affairs prepares practitioners for positions in student affairs administration at the post-secondary level. The concentration in General Administration introduces students to theory, research, policy, and practice related to higher education administration. Combined, the programs support the mission of the higher education programs of preparing students to become competent professionals in higher education administration and management.
The faculty in the College of Education and Human Services are expert researchers and practitioners in teacher and leader preparation as well as professional psychology and family therapy. Many are actively engaged with schools and community agencies, modeling best practices to their students in the university classroom and in the field. Collaboration within departments and across is encouraged with the recognition that supporting and improving the lives of children, families and communities is a complex process.
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The College of Education and Human Services is dedicated to ensuring that its professional preparation programs are based on essential knowledge, evolving technology, research findings, and reflective practice. Each program is committed to developing collaborative relationships and cooperative efforts with schools, agencies, and institutions so that its efforts remain linked to the world of practice and research, and meet the needs of communities. The College is nationally accredited by three professional associations: APA, COAMFTE, and NCATE.