Admission Requirements

Departmental advisers review credentials of all candidates for admission to a master of higher education in student affairs degree program. Such review commences only upon receipt of all required information.

Admission requirements include the following:

  • Complete the application available through the Office of Graduate Studies and Research website. For regular admission, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all completed graduate work. Applicants who do not meet the conditions for regular admission may be admitted conditionally upon a review of their credentials. Conditional students will be expected to complete 12 semester credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in courses designated by their adviser. Refer to the description of conditional admission in the Admission Policies section of the Graduate Bulletin.
  • Submit transcripts.
  • Submit a written statement describing your experience in work and other settings, as well as your choice of graduate student in Higher Education and Student Affairs, will lead to achieving  your career goals (1,000 word maximum).
  • Submit a minimum two letters of recommendation from academic sources and/or employment supervisors. 

Upon admission to a graduate program, the graduate student will be assigned to an academic adviser. The academic adviser will advise the student regarding courses and degree requirements for the graduate program to which he/she has applied. The adviser must approve courses prior to enrollment.

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