M.A. On Campus

Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership

12 months
1185 USD/credit 46215 USD/year
1185 USD/credit 46215 USD/year
633 USD/credit 24687 USD/year
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Prepare for leadership in higher education in a diverse Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership program from University of Northern Colorado with a focus on social justice.


The Student Affairs Leadership program from University of Northern Colorado offers a Master’s of Arts (M.A.) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Our curriculum focuses on developing core competencies necessary for professional advancement in higher education and student affairs, including student support services, academic careers, and policy work. Students have opportunities to work directly with award-winning, research faculty who all have higher education or student affairs administrative backgrounds. 

The HESAL faculty are dedicated to offering a program that values a practitioner-scholar model, mentoring and advising, and coursework that reflect theory, research, and practice. The HESAL program maintains a commitment to equity and social justice through the inclusion of multiple perspectives and pedagogies.

Your Future in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership

At UNC, you’re following in the footsteps of Colorado’s top educators. Our master’s and doctoral programs will position you to excel in a wide range of leadership positions in higher education, and will give you a broader, multicultural perspective that will serve you in your career and in life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Organization and Administration
  • Multiculturalism in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Law and Higher Education
  • Culturally Responsive Aspects of Transformative Learning
  • Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Finance and Resource Management in Higher Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Fall admission: January 20th, is the first priority deadline for individuals seeking graduate assistantships. On a space available basis until May 1.


39 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Northern Colorado and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Domestic: $50 non-refundable application fee
  • International: $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Request one official transcript from all accredited colleges or universities attended since completing high school. UNC alumni do not need to submit UNC transcript.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation: the system will help you initiate a request to be sent to your recommenders
  • Statement of Professional Goals
  • Resume of professional and academic experiences and accomplishments

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    46215 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1185 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46215 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1185 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24687 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 633 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Greeley

950 - 1350 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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