All courses are 3 semester hours (s.h.) unless otherwise noted.

Student Affairs Track (required sequence)

Year 1 - Fall (10 s.h.)

Coursework:

  • EPLS:5251 College Students & Their Environments
  • EPLS:5278 Helping Skills in Student Affairs Work
  • EPLS:5250 Introduction to Student Affairs
  • EPLS:6301 Pro Seminar I (1 s.h.)

Experiential Learning:

  • Graduate Assistant
  • Conference Attendance
  • Iowa Student Success Team

Year 1 - Spring (10 s.h.)

Coursework:

  • EPLS:6334 College Student Learning, Cognitive, & Moral Development
  • EPLS:5247 Multiculturalism in Higher Education
  • EPLS:6333 Practicum
  • EPLS:6302 Pro Seminar II (1 s.h.)

Experiential Learning:

  • Graduate Assistantship
  • Practicum (7-10 hours/week)
  • Conferences(2)
  • SST

Summer Internship or Assistantship

Year 2 - Fall (10 s.h.)

Coursework:

  • EPLS:5100 Issues & Policies in Higher Education
  • EPLS:5253 Assessment in Higher Education & Student Affairs
  • EPLS:6303 Pro Seminar III (1 s.h.)
  • Elective or EPLS:7444 Advanced Practicum

  Experiential Learning:

  • Internship (GA)
  • Advanced Practicum
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Conference Presentation(s)
  • SST

Year 2 - Spring (10 s.h.)

Coursework:

  • EPLS:6332 College Student Psychosocial & Identity Development
  • EPLS:5252 Administration of Higher Education & Student Affairs
  • EPLS:6304 Pro Seminar IV (1 s.h.)
  • Elective or EPLS:7444 Advanced Practicum

Experiential Learning:

  • Internship (GA)
  • Advanced Practicum
  • Conference Presentation(s)
  • SST

Other Activities:

  • Comprehensive Exams
  • Job Search

Administration and Policy Track (suggested sequence - consult with advisor)

Year 1 - Fall (9-12 s.h.)

  • EPLS:5251 College Students & Their Environments OR
  • EPLS:5100 Issues & Policies in Higher Education
  • EPLS:6216 Finance in Higher Education
  • EPLS:6225 Intro to Public Policymaking (if offered)
  • EPLS:5253 Assessment in Higher Education & Student Affairs
  • + Recommended Course

Year 1 - Spring (9-12 s.h.)

  • EPLS:5247 Multiculturalism in Higher Education OR
  • EPLS:5252 Administration of Higher Education & Student Affairs
  • EPLS:6224 Organizational Theory & Administrative Behavior (if offered)
  • + Recommended Course(s)

Year 2 - Fall (9-12 s.h.)

  • EPLS:5251 College Students & Their Environments OR
  • EPLS:5100 Issues & Policies in Higher Education
  • EPLS:6216 Finance in Higher Ed
  • EPLS:6225 Introduction to Public Policymaking (if offered)
  • + Recommended Course(s)

Year 2 - Spring (10-13 s.h.)

  • EPLS:5247 Multiculturalism in Higher Education OR
  • EPLS:5252 Administration of Higher Education & Student Affairs
  • EPLS:6224 Org Theory & Adm Behavior (if offered)
  • EPLS:6290 MA Project (4 s.h.)
  • + Recommended Course(s)

Comprehensive Exams