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Location: Online
Start Term: Fall
Program Type: Master's

The program prepares students for careers in higher education, including work in residence life, admissions, new student orientation, financial aid, counseling centers, advising centers, career planning and placement, developmental learning services, advocacy and support programs (e.g., for students of color, lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender students, veterans, women, international students, adults) and services for students with disabilities.

Alex Ramirez
, Graduate Advisor
Laura Lag
, Assistant Dean for Graduate Admission

What Differentiates Us

Online

Online


The program is fully online. Students can work full time and study and complete their assignments at their convenience.

Internship

Internship


A three credit hour internship is required as the capstone to the program. Students can work at colleges and universities anywhere in the country or can apply to work in a student affairs office at Roosevelt University.

 Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Roosevelt University was one of the first colleges in the United States to admit students regardless of race, religion, gender or ethnicity. Our exceptionally diverse student body and faculty will provide you with valuable strategies for cross-cultural communication.

College Counseling

College Counseling


Several of the courses in this program are grounded in best practices in college counseling. This counseling framework provides a unique lens on college students and leadership in student affairs.

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

You’ll develop the skills needed to foster learning and growth in college students, and you’ll learn to lead proactively in college and university settings. You can expect focused and practical assignments, engaging and intensive discussions and small group projects, and a substantial internship experience that will prepare you for a career in higher education.

Sample Courses

  • CHS 470    INTRODUCTION TO STUDENT AFFAIRS AND COLLEGE COUNSELING
  • CHS 471    COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: THEORIES AND TOPICS
  • CHS 472    COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES: PROGRAMS, POLICIES AND PRACTICES
  • CHS 473    ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT IN AN AGE OF DISRUPTION

Outcomes

Positive Mindsets

Students demonstrate the mindsets, beliefs, and basic skills needed to grow into professionals and foster college student growth and learning.

Content Knowledge

Students demonstrate the content knowledge required for success in Student Affairs Leadership.

Practical Skills

Students demonstrate increasing effectiveness implementing key skills in planning, communicating, organizing, and leadership.

Career Planning and Growth

Consistent with the mission and values of Roosevelt University, students advocate effectively for themselves and others and develop the skills necessary to advance in their profession.