Student Affairs in Higher Education, MED

Chairperson: Jody Jessup-Anger, Ph.D.
Student Affairs in Higher Education website

Degree Offered

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Program Description

The student affairs in higher education master of education prepares students for careers in higher education settings such as: academic advising, career development, student unions, international student services, multicultural affairs, orientation programs, residential life, admissions, and student organizations. The program includes course work in student development theory, student leadership development, organizational theory, counseling, social justice advocacy, assessment, student success, and environmental theory. Students choose one of three options: a generalist, student success or leadership development focus.

The goal of this master’s program is to engage the professional educator in extended critical reflection on the principles, practices, and rationales of human service leadership in contemporary society. Specifically, the programs seek to develop equity-centered educational leaders in colleges, universities and educational organizations with expertise in how to support students as they navigate the postsecondary landscape. The program offers full-time and part-time options.