The master’s program in Higher Education and Student Affairs prepares candidates for careers in higher education, including:

  • Academic administration
  • Policy analysis
  • First-year programs
  • Student activities and leadership
  • Enrollment management
  • Program evaluation
  • Multicultural affairs
  • Academic and career advising
  • Residence life
  • International student services


The 40- semester- hour HESA master’s program is comprised of coursework focusing on college students and their environments, current and emerging issues within higher education, research and assessment, and postsecondary administration. The curriculum integrates theory and practice, and students choose one of two concentrations: Student Affairs or Higher Education Administration and Policy.