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Program Overview

 

The M.A. in College Student Development and Administration is a 36-credit-hour program for those who have completed a bachelor's degree and are interested in pursuing or advancing a career in student affairs or enrollment management.

 

The program combines courses in student development theory, assessment, and research methodologies with required practicum experiences at both two- and four-year institutions.

 

Entrance Requirements

 

1. Entrants must have completed a bachelor's degree with either

 

* a 2.75 in all undergraduate coursework OR

 

* 440 Verbal and 560 Quantitative (if taken prior to August 1, 2011) and 149 Verbal and 146 Quantitative (if taken on or after August 1, 2011) on General Record Exam or 390 on Millers Analogies Test.

 

Provisional status may be granted to applicants who do not meet GPA or exam requirements.

 

2. CSDA students must complete one essay question: What do you hope to do with a Master's in College Student Development and Administration?

 

3. Writing Sample: 5-7 pages of a previously written research paper OR submit a 5-7 page research paper discussing a current trend in higher education.

 

4. Reference letter from a faculty member answering the following question: How is this student prepared for the rigor of graduate school, specifically addressing oral and written communication skills? (Optional)

 

Deadline for fall applicants seeking to participate in assistantship interview process: February 15

 

Deadline for fall applicants not interested in assistantship interviews: July 31

 

Deadline for spring applicants November 15

 

                       

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