Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, M.Sc.

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The Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) specialization provides coursework and practica leading to a Master of Science in Educational Administration.


The full-time SAAHE curriculum emphasizes an exciting blend of classroom learning with practical experience. In addition to coursework (39 credit hours) and two semesters of comprehensive practica (150 clock hours each), students are encouraged to apply for graduate assistantships in the Division of Student Affairs or in related areas.

One of the most distinctive aspects of the program is that it operates on a cohort basis, which allows approximately 15 full-time students to enter each fall and to progress together throughout the entire program. This unique structure cultivates support, encouragement, and friendships from the moment the SAAHE experience begins.

The Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) program strives to be innovative, inclusive, holistic, comprehensive, and adaptive in meeting the needs of all students, student affairs professionals, higher education and the nation. We expect to be known and respected for the quality, preparation, and professionalism of our graduates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Student Affairs Functions
  • The College Student
  • Educational Statistics
  • Working with Adult Groups
  • Educational Administration in Cross Cultural Environments
  • Counseling Skills for Student Affairs Professionals
  • Assessment & Interventions in Student Affairs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate study must show the potential for completion of a graduate degree. Admission to the SAAHE program is based upon the following requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • An autobiographical essay
  • A writing sample (conducted at the Interviewing Conference)
  • Personal interview with SAAHE faculty members (conducted at the Interviewing Conference)
  • An acceptable combination of grade point average (GPA) and scores on the Graduate Record of Examination (GRE)

Tuition Fee

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    14544 USD/year
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    14544 USD/year
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    6918 USD/year
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