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Graduate Students


The 45 minimum credit-hour program serves the needs of students who desire to pursue graduate studies in either full- or part-time formats.  The curriculum includes 27 credit hours of student affairs-related coursework, 12 credit hours in a cognate area, a 3-credit hour research methods course, and a minimum 3-credit hour internship. SAA students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 and must receive a B or higher grade in all required courses to graduate.

Full-time students should be able to complete the coursework and finish a qualifying examination or thesis in two years of study. The exact duration for part-time students will depend on whether they choose to take at least 6 credit hours per semester and attend classes during the summer. The program curriculum was designed to meet the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Professional Preparation Commission Standards.  An outline of the program is as follows:  

Core Curriculum Requirement

Student Affairs Administration

Educational Research Requirement

Program Requirement 

Recommended Cognate Areas 

Student Affairs Administration 

Public Administration 

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Last Updated: 3/16/13