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Make a difference for future college students

The field of student affairs and higher education is made up of professionals dedicated to supporting the academic and personal development of individuals attending college.

The Master of Arts in student affairs and higher education degree provides a strong foundation in the profession and practice of student affairs and higher education. Through your studies, you’ll build up your expertise regarding programming, student activities, program evaluation and assessment along with administration, finance and legal and ethical standards. You’ll learn about the developmental stages of college students and strategies to enhance the college experience.

During your fieldwork component of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned.

Promising job opportunities in an exciting field

The student affairs field is constantly changing and advancing, which offers new and exciting opportunities for growth.

Our graduates work in employment settings such as:

  • academic advising
  • accessibility services
  • admissions
  • campus activities
  • campus recreation programs
  • career services
  • financial aid
  • judicial affairs
  • learning assistance programs
  • multicultural affairs
  • residence life/housing
  • service learning
  • student center/student union
  • student leadership program

MA in Student Affairs and Higher Education

To be admitted to the master’s program, you must hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5.

This master’s program comprises 42 hours of coursework specific to student affairs in the higher education sphere, such as college student development, leadership, administration and finance, ethical and legal issues, research, and program evaluation. In addition to your classwork, you’ll participate in a six-hour field experience course.

Program Administrative Support:

Office: 936.468.6478


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Human Services Building
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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13019, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962