Higher Education and Student Affairs

student affairsMaster of Arts
Higher Education and Student Affairs

Many divisions of academic administration in typical higher education institutions are devoted solely to student affairs. This program will develop well-rounded practitioners able to deliver programs and services across higher education divisions. The courses and experiences are diverse and reflect the best of contemporary higher education and student affairs practice.

In preparing to enter a growing field, graduates of the program will learn organizational and leadership dynamics and student development theory and application. Their courses will have them identifying and examining, through writing and on-site engagement, a specific issue related to diversity (e.g. access, affirmative action, educational equity, etc.) in a higher education setting and participating in an internship that requires them to apply theory to practice.

This program is a good fit for students who like: 

  • Academic administration
  • Working with current college/university students
  • Creating and implementing programs
  • Working as a part of a team
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Taking initiative

Contact us: 

Dr. Brian D. Cherry
bcherry@nmu.edu
(906)227-1823

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