Master On Campus

Student Affairs in Higher Education

Western Kentucky University

24 months
953 USD/credit 20013 USD/year
917 USD/credit 19257 USD/year
607 USD/credit 12747 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Education program in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Western Kentucky University is designed to prepare students to obtain entry and mid-level student affairs professional positions.


Through a theory-based and applications-oriented program, students of the Student Affairs in Higher Education from Western Kentucky University gain skills and competencies necessary to succeed in a variety of student affairs and post-secondary settings. Program content covers three broad areas: theoretical foundations, professional practice, and administrative effectiveness. Students are provided opportunities to focus on specific student affairs functions that are consistent with their interests.

Degree requirements

All students must pass a final comprehensive examination. Comprehensive examinations are given in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.  Students must meet the criteria established by the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences in order to be eligible to take the comprehensive examination.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • The College Student Experience
  • Student Development in Higher Education
  • Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals
  • Leadership and Administration in Student Affairs
  • Research Methods in Student Affairs
  • Social and Cultural Diversity in Higher Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed applications include various application materials that must be completed by the application deadlines.  Application portfolios should reflect thought, attention to detail, and appropriate effort.
  • Graduate School Application Form - requirements include a non-refundable application fee and official transcripts
  • Statement of Interest
  • A background check
  • Resume
  • Based on the review of the application portfolio, highly ranked applicants will receive notification of their eligibility for an individual or group interview. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20013 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19257 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12747 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 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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