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Higher Education and Student Affairs

University of San Francisco

12 months
1225 USD/credit 36750 USD/year
1225 USD/credit 36750 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs at University of San Francisco prepares students for a professional career in student affairs and higher education leadership that addresses equity and inspires change.

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The Higher Education and Student Affairs degree at University of San Francisco combines a rigorous academic curriculum with practicum experiences in various areas of student life. Every HESA course is infused with an examination of equity and a passion for social justice. Class conversations and coursework focus on improving access to higher education for first generation and low-income students.

Graduates with  Higher Education and Student Affairs from University of San Francisco will be able to:

  • Situate contemporary issues of access, equity, and oppression in higher education within a broader framework of social inequality.
  • Contextualize and critically analyze experiences and challenges facing marginalized students across higher education contexts.
  • Develop a professional orientation that integrates theoretical frameworks, student affairs practice, and lived experience.
  • Advocate for social justice to transform spaces within higher education to enact more equitable outcomes for all students. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic and Student Affairs
  • Organization and Leadership
  • American Institutions of Higher Education
  • Race, Diversity and Higher Education
  • Campus Environments and Cultures
  • Student Development in College
  • Social and Cultural Theoretical Foundations in Higher Education

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  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Certification of Finances
  • Bachelor's and/or Masters' degrees from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Transcript (Academic Record) from each university or college attended
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Recommended GPA of 2.75

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1225 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    36750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1225 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
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