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Student Affairs in Higher Education

Texas State University

12 months
765 USD/credit 32130 USD/year
765 USD/credit 32130 USD/year
357 USD/credit 14994 USD/year
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This comprehensive, cohort-based, application-oriented Student Affairs in Higher Education program from Texas State University is grounded in student development and learning theory.


Students take courses in a cohort-based model, which contributes to a strong learning community. Students hold graduate assistantship positions across campus and internships at institutions in the Central Texas region and beyond, allowing for the development of valuable experiences and skills and an opportunity to bridge classroom learning and professional practice.

Program Mission

The purpose of the Student Affairs in Higher Education program from Texas State University is to develop well-prepared student affairs practitioners who are able to:

provide leadership and facilitate student development in a variety of professional roles

  • work effectively with faculty, students, administrators, and other members of the academic community
  • apply theory, research, and assessment and evaluation models to student affairs issues, problems, and programs 

Students participate in a dynamic and multi-modal learning setting in which critical thinking, scholarship, intentional practice, introspection, and ethical practice are valued. Classroom learning is complemented by three substantial practical experiences (one graduate assistantship and two internships).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Governance and Legal Issues in Higher Education

  • Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Evaluation in Student Affairs

  • Basic Helping Skills

  • Student Affairs Capstone: The Application of Principles and Theories to Case Studies

  • Multicultural Practice and Social Justice in Student Affairs

  • Leadership in Student Affairs.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • competitive GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose (maximum 500 words, double-spaced in essay format) 
  • three letters of recommendation
  • semi-finalist applicants will be expected to participate in an on-campus interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    32130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14994 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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