Student Affairs Administration

Helping college students succeed

Brandon Manning, '21, chose student affairs administration because "I wanted to be the kind of person I needed while I was in college."

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Build on your leadership talents and gain the skills you need for a rewarding career working with college students! Our Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration (MS SAA) program is preparing the next generation of professionals in higher education.

Highlights of our program

  • Our small, in-person classes promote active learning and provide students with many opportunities for lively discussions.
  • Our faculty are experts in the field as well as dedicated teachers and frequently involve students in their research.
  • Our graduate assistantships give students real-world experience in higher education, increasing their professional marketability.
  • Our affordable tuition and options for double/dual or accelerated degrees help students maximize the value of their investment in their education. 


MS in Student Affairs Administration


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What can you do with an SAA degree?


Rolling Admission Decisions!

The Student Affairs Administration department reviews applications on a rolling basis (rather than after a set deadline), and we continue to make admissions decisions until the program is full. The earlier you submit your application, the earlier you’ll receive a decision!

Graduate Assistantships

Students interested in joining us in the fall should apply by Feb. 1 and attend the Graduate Assistant Interview Days at the end of February to be eligible for a guaranteed offer of a Graduate Assistantship!

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Our Community and Network

Coupled with sufficient professional experience, our program prepares students to enter careers in the full range of the field of student affairs.