Student Affairs Administration Master's Degree

Learning, networking, and career opportunities

The Student Affairs Administration (SAA) master’s program prepares individuals for careers as student affairs generalists in a variety of higher education settings.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Students are required to complete at least one semester of a practicum experience. that involves earning 100 hours of hands-on learning in student affairs units on a college campus.


  • Building relationships
  • Working with others
  • Professional practice
  • Research and assessment skills
  • Working with diverse populations

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

You could work as a(n):

  • Admissions Officer
  • Residence Life staff
  • Academic Advisor
  • Student Life staff

Alumni of our program work at:

  • University of Oklahoma
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • Central Michigan University
  • Arkansas Tech University

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Advising certificate program option
  • Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs in higher education

Student Affairs students
Point of Pride

Our curriculum is aligned with the standards published by the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, meaning students learn current theories and practical applications.


Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.


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