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Higher Education Student Affairs Administration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NY, | Online
This Higher Education Student Affairs Administration program from Nazareth College helps you learn how college students develop as individuals and within a socio-cultural context, including the context of higher education.


Overview of the Higher Education Student Affairs Administration program from Nazareth College

  • Develop professional skills through practice via two 200-hour supervised internship and an optional 200-hour elective internship.
  • Learn about issues, trends, and challenges in higher education as well as how to implement and assess effective programs.

Program is Ideal For

  • Recent graduates with limited work experience and career changers who need experience and relevant coursework for a successful career in higher education.

What to Expect

  • A wide variety of internship opportunities at Nazareth, University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Geneseo, and Monroe Community College offices, including student success, admissions, disabilities services, residential life, international student support, student conduct, diversity and multicultural programs, and athletics.
  • Preference is given to full-time students, but some part-time study is possible.
  • Graduate assistantships, which provide tuition credit, are offered on campus at Nazareth and at selected college campuses.
  • Learning is grounded in rigorous psychological theory about student development and assessment. Program aligns with American College Personnel Association and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators standards.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Student Development in Socio-Cultural Context 
  • Student Affairs Organization
  • Career Planning and Development  
  • Student Development in College 
  • Introduction to HR
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Talent Acquisition & Retention
  • Management and Behavior in Organizations 
  • Coaching and Critical Conversations 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Rolling admissions, with preference given to applications completed by April 1. After April 1, applications will be processed on a space-available basis.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Resume
Include information about your degree(s), employment experience, and specialized skills, training, and/or certification(s).
    • Professional Statement
    In this essential component of the application, explain your reasons for seeking this graduate program. Include any information that will advance your candidacy, such as personal and professional attributes and goals, volunteer and professional experiences related to the program to which you are applying, and other related life experiences. Describe your future academic plans and anticipated contributions to the specific profession for which this program will prepare you.
      • Letters of Recommendation
      Submit these through the online application.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          958 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 958 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
        • National

          958 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 958 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for New York City

        • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
          Living Costs

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