Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, M.A. | Morgan State University | Baltimore, United States
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Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

12 months
894 USD/credit 32184 USD/year
894 USD/credit 32184 USD/year
455 USD/credit 16380 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration at Morgan State University is designed to prepare students for a variety of student affairs positions in postsecondary institutions. 


Educational Goals

There are 13 goals of the MA Arts program at Morgan State University:

  • To understand and articulate the role of student affairs in the context of postsecondary education
  • To reference historical and current documents that state the philosophical foundations of the profession and communicate their relevance to current student affairs practice
  • To articulate the inherent values of the profession that are stipulated in historical and current documents in a manner that indicates how these values guide practice
  • To understand complexities of diversity and inclusion as they affect higher education and student affairs
  • To demonstrate the ability to use appropriate theory (e.g., student development, organizational, learning, leadership, etc.) and data-based decision making to assist institutions in accomplishing their missions
  • To demonstrate a flexible capacity to use skill sets (e.g., technology, distance learning, communication, etc.) to deliver programs and services that engage students and foster student learning and development
  • To analyze, understand, create, and/or modify learning environments.
  • To use appropriate theory to understand, support, and advocate for student learning and development
  • To assess learning and developmental needs and outcomes
  • To demonstrate knowledge of the influence of student characteristics and collegiate environments on student learning and learning opportunities
  • To demonstrate knowledge, skills, and awareness of resources necessary to design and evaluate effective educational interventions and/or programs for individuals and groups
  • To demonstrate the ability to identify and appropriately refer persons who need additional resources
  • To demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply a code of ethics or ethical principles sanctioned by a recognized professional organization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical Higher Education
  • Counseling and Student Affairs
  • Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have received their bachelor’s degree prior to starting their coursework.
  • Students are expected to have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better; if a student has a cumulative overall GPA between 2.5-3.0 but has a 3.0 or better for the last two years of undergraduate work, they may be offered conditional admission. Students should also have a GPA of 3.0 or better in any graduate study beyond the baccalaureate degree.
  • Three (3) official recommendations from supervisors, faculty, or professionals
  • A 2-3 page written statement
  • A current resume or curriculum vita
  • A writing sample, such as a course paper, publication, or research proposal abstracts. 
  • A personal interview with program faculty may be required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32184 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 894 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    32184 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 894 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 455 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 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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