M.Sc. On Campus

College Student Personnel Administration

University of Central Arkansas

24 months
5062 USD/year
4504 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


College Student Personnel Administration from University of Central Arkansas provides professional preparation for students seeking student services positions in both two-year and four-year postsecondary institutions. 


College Student Personnel Administration from University of Central Arkansas is interdisciplinary to prepare student services administrators for diverse areas of responsibility, including campus climate and diversity, finance, budgeting, grant writing, assessment, leadership, and legal/ethical issues.

Graduates with College Student Personnel Administration from University of Central Arkansas will:

  • enhance the leadership skills 
  • gain an understanding of the legal and ethical responsibilities required of student personnel services professionals
  • familiarize with the theoretical foundation in models of human and student development and learning and to apply those concepts to the creation of more effective service units
  • gain interpersonal communication skills
  • use technology to create more efficient organizations
  • engage in strategic planning and visioning to provide services that deliver maximum benefit to students
  • engage in sound financial and budgeting practices to use the resources of the organization most efficiently

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of High Education
  • Leadership and Supervision
  • Financing Higher Education
  • Law of Higher Education
  • Assessment in Higher Education
  • Diversity in Higher Education
  • Student Development Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students should submit their applications at least two weeks prior to the start of classes. Please check with the department for exact dates.


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Recommendation of CSPA program faculty
  • Resume
  • Name and e-mail address of two professional references (one must be faculty) who can speak to your potential for graduate level coursework.
  • Letter of Intent. One-page singled spaced letter than includes reasons for becoming a student affairs professional, reasons for applying to this program, and future goals in the profession.
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a scale of 4.00 OR at least a 3.00 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • Online application
  • Non-Refundable $50.00 Application Fee.
  • Copy of the biographical page of your passport.
  • Academic Records
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5062 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2531 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2252 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Conway

878 - 1274 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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