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 at 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 gain skills and competencies necessary to succeed in a variety of student affairs and post-secondary settings.


The mission of the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs is to provide graduate education, conduct research, and offer service in the fields of Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling; School Counseling; and Student Affairs. 

Faculty members are committed to social action and advocacy, preparing Student Affairs in Higher Education graduates to provide highly competent and culturally aware services, providing relevant clinical and educational experiences that meet or exceed national accreditation standards, ensuring that graduates have credentials necessary to qualify for certification and licensure, and promoting the continued education of counselors and student affairs personnel.


Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Student Affairs in Higher Education
  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and Fee: Submit an application with a $95 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Original copy/copies of transcripts/marksheets in English for evaluation by the Graduate School (must be supplied by the institution)
  • Transcripts are evaluatedby the Graduate School
  • NOTE: any international transfer work requires an external evaluation by a NACES member institution; students are responsible for having this evaluation completed (only needed if the students wants to transfer graduate credit from a non-US institution)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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