Students jumping for joy at the Seat of Arthur, Edinburgh, ScotlandWelcome to Student Affairs Administration

As a course of instruction in the Reich College of Education's Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling (HPC), Appalachian State University's Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration offers emphases in Student Affairs Practice and College Outdoor Programs Administration.

The Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration prepares students to work in a variety of Student Affairs functional areas at colleges and universities. Recent graduates have secured employment in Career Development, First Year Student Programs, Orientation, Residence Life, Service Learning, Student Activities, Leadership Development, Learning Assistance Programs, Academic Advising and many other areas of Student Affairs.

How to Apply

To apply for the Master of Arts degree program in Student Affairs Administration, click here.                                                                   

Mission Statement and Student Learning Outcomes

Mission: To prepare reflective scholar practitioners to work in various areas of student affairs to serve students and institutions of higher education through collaborative, equitable and inclusive practice.

1. Students will expand and challenge their thinking about themselves, others, and student affairs through theory, research, and reflection. 

2. Students will experience multiple functional areas of student affairs practice through practice and reflection. 

3. Students will develop their professional philosophies, values, pathways, and communities.

4. Students will develop their abilities to be change agents related to students of diverse backgrounds and cultures and the associated needs of a variety of student groups.





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