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Higher Education & Student Affairs

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Program Title

Higher Education & Student Affairs

Degree Designation

MS

Award Type

Masters

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

Online Exclusive - Asynchronous

Program Description

The Master of Science in Higher Education & Student Affairs program develops higher education and student affairs leaders for Minnesota and beyond. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in four-year, community, and technical colleges and universities. Students interested in careers as future higher education administrators receive a comprehensive program of study that explores academic affairs, student affairs, and administrative affairs. Courses offered in the program develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for success in higher education administrations.

College/School

College of Education and Learning Design

Status

Active

Admission Requirements

What previous degree and/or experience is required prior to admission to this program?

Bachelors Degree

Minimum undergraduate GPA for admission

2.75

Other requirements applicants MUST complete prior to admission.

The GRE is not required.

Admissions process.

Interview required

Required GPA for graduation

3

Number of credits in program

36

Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history of higher education, professions within the field, and the student development, organizational, and environmental theories that undergird the fundamental structures and practices within the field.

Outcome

Students will recognize governance structures and management practices that shape higher education organizations and will apply relevant leadership and organizational behavior theories to critically analyze contemporary issues in higher education administration.

Outcome

Students will develop the technical competencies to 1) interpret, evaluate, and utilize research in their practice, 2) proficiently assess the effectiveness of higher education programs, and 3) apply professional standards and principles of law, ethics, and finance to decision-making in higher education settings.

Outcome

Students will identify the systems that facilitate enrollment management throughout the student life cycle and recognize the best practices that produce equitable student success outcomes from recruitment through alumni and donor relations.

Outcome

Students will articulate an understanding of systems of power, privilege, and oppression within U.S. higher education to 1) demonstrate identity consciousness within and beyond higher education contexts and 2) identify and/or act on opportunities for and towards developing equitable higher education opportunities.TEST

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Major Code

8070

Program Code

6624