Welcome to the College Student Personnel Department
Program Mission Statement
College of Education

Offering a 36 credit hour practitioner oriented Master of Science degree, the College Student Personnel (CSP) department prepares individuals for careers 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 (CSP 1013 & TECH 1001), the CSP department works to assist entering college students in making successful transitions to the college environment.

Important SU II 15 Dates
First Day for SU II: 07/06
Late Registration Ends 07/07
Last Day to Drop 07/31
End of Term 08/07
Commencement: 08/08
2015 CSP Students
Total Enrollment: 137  African American: 23%
Female: 69%  Hispanic: 4%
Male: 31%  International/Other 1%
Distance Students: 51%  Asian American: 1%
Caucasian: 67%  Native American: 2%

A Message from Dr. Christopher Giroir

Thank you for expressing an interest in our College Student Personnel (CSP) Master of Science Program at Arkansas Tech University (ATU).  We are currently one of the largest graduate programs at ATU and have students pursuing our degree from all over the United States.  Our 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. The program is flexible for both the full-time or part-time student, allowing them the option to complete their courses in either the traditional or virtual classroom 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.  


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

Note: Whether 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 new students in the states listed below. If a potential 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.  Please contact your state's higher education regulation authorities for more details.

No States: Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington.