Stephen F. Austin State University

Student Affairs in Higher Education

M.A. in Student Affairs and Higher Education

The Masters of Arts degree program in Student Affairs and Higher Education provides a strong foundation in the profession and practice of Student Affairs. It offers opportunities to develop expertise in the various areas of Student Affairs. Students gain knowledge regarding programming, student activities, program evaluation and assessment along with administration, finance, and legal and ethical standards. Students learn about the developmental stages of college students and ways to enhance the college experience. The fieldwork component of the program offers students the opportunity to apply what they have learned.

Candidates in the master's program in Student Affairs and Higher Education complete a 42 hour curriculum which includes coursework specific to Student Affairs such as college student development, leadership, administration and finance, ethical and legal issues, research and program evaluation, and a 6 hour practicum.

This graduate program prepares students to work in the following Student Affairs fields:

Admission Requirements

Students must hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. In addition, students must meet the following requirements:

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Fall admission March 15
Spring admission October 1
Summer admission March 15

Applicants after this deadline may be considered based on space availability.

Before your admission to the Student Affairs Program can be considered, we require the following:

Step 1 - Apply to the Graduate School

  1. Completed application using the Texas Common Application
  2. Submit the $50 application fee
  3. Submit transcripts from every college or university attended

Mailing address for the Graduate School:

Graduate School
Stephen F. Austin State University
PO Box 13024
SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Step 2 - Apply to the Student Affairs and Higher Education Program

  1. Submit a personal statement of your career goals
  2. Submit three letters of recommendation. Each letter should also include the Student Affairs Recommendation Form
  3. Submit the SAHE Personal Data Form

All program application materials should be submitted to:

Human Services
Student Affairs Director
PO Box 13019, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Current Student Resources

Graduate Student Handbook

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Updated: Friday, August 11, 2017

Degree Plan

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Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Practicum Packet

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Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014

Practicum Log

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Updated: Monday, February 05, 2018