M.Ed. On Campus

Higher Education and Student Affairs

University at Buffalo

24 months
46200 USD/year
46200 USD/year
22620 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Higher Education and Student Affairs program of the University at Buffalo is for you if you wish to pursue a career in higher education working directly with college students in student affairs, academic affairs, enrollment management, or related units.


The Higher Education and Student Affairs program

The Higher Education and Student Affairs program of the University at Buffalo focuses on providing you with the skills needed to help two- and four-year institutions meet the learning and development needs of all students and to personalize the college campus. Our program is designed to meet the guidelines developed by the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education criteria for master's programs. The guidelines emphasize student development, multicultural issues and practical experience.

The features of our program include:

  • experiential knowledge through assistantships, internships or professional work experiences provide opportunities for you to actively practice, apply and discuss the real-life application of theories learned in the classroom
  • exposure to relevant professional organizations and issues through conferences, journals and speakers
  • nationally recognized faculty based on scholarship and research, leadership in professional organizations, and significant awards
  • strong links with colleges and universities in the Western New York area provide you with opportunities for assistantships, internships, and employment upon graduation
  • strong relationship with the UB Division of Student Life, which has historically supported our students and graduates


Areas within academic and student affairs including:

  • academic advising
  • admissions
  • career exploration
  • Greek affairs
  • leadership development
  • multicultural/diversity services
  • new student programming/orientation
  • residence life and student housing
  • student activities
  • student wellness

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Higher Education in the United States
  • American College Student
  • Student Affairs Administration 
  • Professional Practice
  • Organization and Governance 
  • Cultural Diversity in Higher Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Application fee: A $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Three references (2 academic, 1 professional) who will each be asked to provide an electronic recommendation letter
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Resume
  • Statement of educational and career goals
  • Official original proof of your degree
  • A copy of your passport biographical page
  • Official test scores for either the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE
  • Financial documentation
  • An official bank statement

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    22620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 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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