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Educational Administration and Foundations - College Student Personnel Administration

Illinois State University

12 months
838 USD/credit 30168 USD/year
838 USD/credit 30168 USD/year
404 USD/credit 14544 USD/year
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The Educational Administration and Foundations - College Student Personnel Administration master's degree program at Illinois State University provides students with the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to enable them to perform the roles of administrator, advisor, and programmer in student affairs and higher education administration. 

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After completing the program at Illinois State University, a master's graduate will have acquired the skills, knowledge, values, and commitment necessary to succeed at entry- to mid-level student affairs positions in public and private colleges and universities.

Educational Administration and Foundations - College Student Personnel Administration students in the program reflect the increasing diversity of today's college campuses with respect to race, ethnicity, orientation, gender, and age. 

Learning outcomes

The College Student Personnel Administration program includes students who are recent graduates, career enhancers, and persons seeking a career change. Full-time enrollment is preferred and recommended, yet the program is flexible enough for those students who wish to attend part-time.

Part-Time Applicants

Part-time students must be currently employed at a college or university. Employment must be in an area that can be used as a learning laboratory to apply material learned in class.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methodology And Statistics In Education

  • Topics In Educational Foundations: College Student Personnel

  • Student Development Theory In Higher Education

  • Organization & Administration Student Affairs Functions Higher Education

  • College Students & Their Cultures

  • Practicum In College Student Personnel Administration

  • Administration Of Continuing Education & Public Service

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
  • present unofficial transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned.
  • The department may request an interview with the admissions committee before final admissions decisions are made.
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of your undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master’s program.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Statement
  • Submit two letters of reference.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Normal

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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