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College Student Personnel Administration

University of Central Arkansas

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
704 USD/credit
704 USD/credit
477 USD/credit
Unknown
Tuition fee
Anytime
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Apply date
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About

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

Overview

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

Consistent with the standards and beliefs stated by ACPA: College Student Educators International, NASPA, and the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS), UCA’s course of study offers opportunities to experience the exciting relationship between theory and practice. Students are expected to meet the intellectual challenges of coursework, assistantships, and professional involvement, while participating in learning experiences leading to an understanding of college student development, collegiate subcultures, organizational dynamics, and the nature of higher education.

The CSPA specialization provides coursework and practica leading to a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration.

Objectives

  • To enhance the leadership skills of student personnel services administrators who can recognize and adapt quickly to changes in the field
  • To promote an understanding of the legal and ethical responsibilities required of student personnel services professionals
  • To familiarize students 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
  • To foster interpersonal communication skills
  • To promote the use of qualitative and quantitative analysis and research to investigate and solve problems
  • To use technology to create more efficient organizations
  • To engage in strategic planning and visioning to provide services that deliver maximum benefit to students
  • To 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed CSPA application for admission
  • Current résumé
  • Name and email address for two references who can speak to the applicant’s potential for graduate level coursework
  • A one-page, single-spaced letter of intent
  • An interview with CSPA faculty members

Tuition Fee

  • International

    704 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 704 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    704 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 704 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    477 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 477 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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