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Master of Arts in College Student Development and Administration

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.

Admission Requirements and Procedures

What students are saying about the CSDA program!

“Incredible opportunities for professional growth and exploring new passions! I’m very happy I came to Shepherd!” - Matthew Myers, CSDA ’16
“My experience at Shepherd was beyond words. So many opportunities to IMPACT! I was able to leave my legacy by creating the Black Student Union to uplift a community of students. I believe education is what breaks the chains of oppression. Look forward to continuing supporting Shepherd University.” - Micah D. Johnson, CSDA ‘16
"My graduate program has given me the opportunity to learn so much and to work with some incredible people." - Emily Bannon, CSDA
"Shepherd CSDA taught me to love, embrace and utilize my perfectly weird and awesome and find a comfort in vulnerability when learning beside and teaching students."