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:
- Academic advising
- Campus activities
- Campus recreation programs
- Disability services
- Financial aid
- Judicial affairs
- Learning assistance programs
- Multicultural affairs
- Residence life/housing
- Service learning
- Student center/student union
- Student leadership program
Students must hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. In addition, students must meet the following requirements:
- The admission requirement for the SFASU Graduate School includes an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a 2.8 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work, exclusive of freshman level courses.
- Submission of GRE scores (Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher are exempted from the GRE).
- There is no minimum GRE score. The GPA from the last 60 hours of undergraduate work is multiplied by the combined verbal and quantitative GRE scores to calculate a factor score. The factor score must be a minimum of 775 using the new GRE scoring system and 2000 using the former GRE scoring system.
Fall admission July 1
Spring admission November 1
Summer admission April 1
Before your admission to the Student Affairs Program can be considered, we require the following:
Step 1 - Apply to the Graduate School
- Completed application using the Texas Common Application
- Submit the $25 application fee
- Submit official GRE scores (if GPA is less than 3.0)
- Submit transcripts from every college or university attended
Mailing address for the Graduate School:
Stephen F. Austin State University
PO Box 13024
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
Step 2 - Apply to the Student Affairs and Higher Education Program
- Submit a personal statement of your career goals
- Submit three letters of recommendation. Each letter should also include the Student Affairs Recommendation Form
- Submit the SAHE Personal Data Form
All program application materials should be submitted to:
Dr. Le'Ann Solmonson
PO Box 13019
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962