Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
A Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration equips you for a wide range of careers in higher education administration, at public and private colleges and universities. Consider collegiate administration if you enjoy working in the college environment – including residence life, student engagement, academic advising, career counseling, diversity and inclusion, multicultural affairs, admissions, athletics administration, alumni relations, and student success and retention.
Study in this two-year program and you will be prepared to make your mark in today's higher education field. A comprehensive combination of coursework, internships, and independent research provides a well-rounded program covering numerous aspects of higher education from theories of leadership to counseling in student affairs.
The program gives you great flexibility, as you take classes on a full-time or part-time basis and complete two internships for hands-on, professional experience. You can choose to write a final thesis as part of an independent research project or take a comprehensive final exam. You will also be well-prepared to pursue a doctoral degree if desired.
- Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis in a variety of offices at the college offering a tuition waiver as well as invaluable experience in a higher education setting.
- Only higher education program in the country to include attendance to a regional and national student affairs conference as part of its program tuition.
- All required textbooks are included in the program tuition.
Extended Learning Opportunities
HESAA students gain hands-on professional experience through internships and graduate assistantships both at Canisius University and other colleges and universities.