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Student Affairs in Higher Education, M.A.

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The Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) Master of Arts program at SRU prepares graduate students to work closely with diverse student populations and college personnel in all areas of student affairs at colleges and universities. 


The Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in the student affairs division of a college or university. Graduates receive the qualifications and training for employment in a variety of student affairs functional areas, including: housing and residence life, career services, student activities, admissions, multicultural student services, leadership programs, academic advising, orientation, judicial affairs, international student services, financial aid, and Greek life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Student Affairs and College Counseling
    • Lifespan Development
    • Helping Relationships
    • Social and Cultural Diversity Introduction to Research
    • Ethical and Legal Issues in Student Affairs Higher Education Environments, Cultures, and Students
    • Assessment in Student Affairs
    • College Student Learning and Development 1 
    • College Student Learning and Development 2
    • Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Higher Education

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    General Requirements

    • Online Application and Application Fee
    • Personal Statement indicating their interest in the program, experience, and career goals.
    • Reference Release Form listing your two academic references. 
    • Two Reference Forms
    • Official Transcripts

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      644 USD/credit
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    • National

      322 USD/credit
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    Living costs for Grove City

    • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
      Living Costs

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