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Higher Education, Student Affairs and International Education Policy - Student Affairs

University of Maryland

24 months
1706 USD/credit 25590 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 25590 USD/year
768 USD/credit 11520 USD/year
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The masters in Student Affairs program from University of Maryland is committed to the preparation of student affairs educators in higher education environments. 

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The Student Affairs curriculum at University of Maryland emphasizes student development, social justice, and research/scholarship.

We maintain a strong relationship with the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park, which has a historic commitment to supporting scholar-practitioners. Masters graduates commonly work in settings such as student activities, advising, career services, residence life, orientation, leadership development, and multicultural student life.

Learning Outcomes

  • defining the role and functions of student affairs work in higher education
  • interpreting research significant to the profession and conducting related research at an elementary level
  • identifying factors affecting human and organizational behavior
  • translating theoretical knowledge about the development of organizations and individuals into meaningful practices of the profession: counseling, instruction, supervision, program design, administration,research
  • developing multicultural competence to engage with diverse students with effectiveness and confidence
  • performing the functions of program assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation as appropriate for individuals, student services offices, and organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Orientation: College Student Personnel
  • The College Student: Student Development Theories
  • Apprenticeship in Student Personnel Services
  • Seminar in Multicultural Development
  • Pre practicum lab
  • Practicum in College Counseling

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  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    25590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
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