Thank you for expressing an interest in our College Student Personnel (CSP) Master of Science Program at Arkansas Tech University.  Our 36-hour program is designed to prepare an individual for a career working as a generalist in the higher education setting.  The program is grounded in student development theory and makes use of the CAS Standards for Student Affairs Professional Preparation programs in the organization of our curriculum.  Our program is flexible for both the full-time or part-time student and students can choose to take courses in the classroom, *on-line (approximately 51% of our students are pursuing this option), or a combination of both.  In addition, graduate students who live in Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee, or Texas are considered "in-state" students for tuition purposes.  For those not living in our surrounding states, you will find our out-of-state tuition rates to be very affordable.  We admit new students to our program every semester and encourage those interested in learning more about the program to explore the links on the website.

Should you have any questions or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact our CSP main office at 479-964-3251 or send an e-mail to cgiroir@atu.edu.  

Sincerely,

Dr. Christopher Giroir, Department Head
Arkansas Tech University
1310 N. El Paso Avenue, Crabaugh Hall, Suite 124
Russellville, AR 72801 

NoteWhether applicants will be participating online or on campus all admission requirements, including submitting  immunization records, are the same.  Our curriculum is identical for both methods of instruction (online and face-to-face). Students will have the opportunity to choose the format they prefer when they enroll.

*Please be mindful that due to current state regulations, Arkansas Tech is not currently providing online courses or instruction to students in the states listed below. If a student resides in one of these states, they may not be permitted to enroll in or be admitted to an Arkansas Tech online program at this time. No States: Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Washington, and Wisconsin.

 

CSP Program Mission Statement

 

Offering a 36 credit hour, practitioner oriented Master of Science degree, the College Student Personnel (CSP) department prepares individuals for a career as student affairs generalists in a variety of higher education settings. The CSP graduate program, offered completely online and/or on campus, is committed to the growth and development of students by combining academic preparation, mentorship, and field experience in student affairs. Through its freshman course offerings the CSP department works to assist entering college students make successful transitions to the college environment.

 


College of Education

Important Fall Dates:

First Day for FA:        08/27
Mid-Term:                  10/15
CSP Comp. Exam:      11/15
Last Day to Drop:       12/01
Commencement:        12/19 

 
 
FA 2014 CSP Students:
Total Enrollment: 154
67%--Female; 33%--male
51%--Distance Students
 
65%--Caucasian
25%--African American
4%--Hispanic
2%--International/Other
2%--Asian American 
2%--Native American
 
 
 
 
 

 

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