STUDENT AFFAIRS ADMINISTRATION
The Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration (SAA) is a two-year, practitioner-oriented program, philosophically based in college student development and university administration. It is designed to prepare thoughtful, compassionate, first-line students and university service administrators who are armed with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to begin or enhance a career in a variety of settings. The SAA 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 experiences in student affairs. Students have the option to begin the program in the fall, spring, or summer terms.
COLLEGIATE ADVISING CERTIFICATE
This 15-hour program includes advising coursework in Student Affairs Administration (SAA) to prepare individuals entering the field of collegiate advising. The program also provides a benefit to experienced advisors who wish to enhance their knowledge or will give those with an interest in serving in an advising role the skills and competencies they need to be effective. Students are introduced to advising in broad terms and exposed to the main types of advising common in higher education institutions. Students admitted into the SAA master’s program can add the advising certificate to their degree and work toward earning the certificate simultaneously. Students seeking both the master’s degree and the certificate at the same time will complete 39 hours in SAA graduate courses.