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Master's in Higher Education Administration:
Student Affairs Specialization

The Higher Education Administration Master of Arts Program with a Student Affairs Specialization is a campus-based, face-to-face program designed to prepare individuals to enter the student affairs profession and to work with college students across multiple areas. Graduates will gain an in-depth knowledge of college student affairs issues that will prepare them for leadership positions and to work in domains like academic advising, residence life, student leadership, civic engagement, student conduct, fraternity and sorority affairs, diversity and inclusion, college athletics and recreation, and many more.

Students in this program are eligible for graduate assistantships within WVU’s student affairs’ offices and programs. Graduate assistants receive tuition waivers and stipends to aid in making college more affordable.

Additional Program Features:

female student with red shirt talking to African American adviser with white shirt in Student Services office    three female and one male student putting their hands together as a team

Program Requirements

This 30 credit hour program can be completed within two to eight years, either as a part-time or full-time student. Working with an adviser, students complete a program of study that includes specialized courses in student affairs and a capstone practicum experience.

Students that receive a graduate assistantship position must complete the program full-time and reside in the greater Morgantown area.

To graduate, students must earn at least a 3.25 grade point average on all program work and any course with a grade less than C will not count towards graduation. Also, coursework taken more than eight years prior to the date of graduation may not be counted towards the hours needed for completion of this master's degree. 

Program Contact:

Dr. Erin McHenry-Sorber
Phone: (304) 293-2090 

Higher Education Administration Program Office
501 Allen Hall, Evansdale Campus.