M.Sc. On Campus

Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

Canisius College

24 months
995 USD/credit 17910 USD/year
995 USD/credit 17910 USD/year
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A master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration at Canisius College equips you for a wide range of careers in higher education administration, at public and private colleges and universities. Consider collegiate administration if you enjoy working in the college environment – from residence life to career counseling to student services to multicultural affairs.


Study in this two-year program in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Canisius College and you will be prepared to make your mark in today's higher education field. A comprehensive combination of coursework, internships, and independent research provides a well-rounded program covering numerous aspects of higher education from theories of leadership to counseling in student affairs.

Program timeline

The program gives you great flexibility, as you take classes on a full-time or part-time basis and complete two internships for hands-on, professional experience. You can choose to write a final thesis as part of an independent research project or take a comprehensive final exam. You will also be well-prepared to pursue a doctoral degree if desired.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • History of Higher Education
  • Student Development in Higher Education
  • Methods of Research
  • Assessment and Advanced Research
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
  • Counseling and Advising for Student Success

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • National - Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
  • International - at least 30 days prior to the start date


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Free Online Application
  • Personal Statement - a 300 word essay describing your motivation to pursue a degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. Please explain your desire to complete your Master's degree at Canisius College.
  • Resume
  • Transcripts from the institution you have, or will be receiving, your degree from - unofficial or in progress transcripts are acceptable to begin the admissions review process
  • You must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning to be considered for admission with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75, 3.0 in major courses
  • If the cumulative GPA is under a 3.0, two letters of recommendation must be submitted:
  • 1 letter from a professor speaking to your readiness for graduate school
  • 1 letter from a higher education professional explaining why you are a good fit for the higher education field

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 995 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 995 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 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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