Aerial view of Appalachian State University campus

The Student Affairs Administration Master of Arts degree is for those who are or wish to become student affairs administration specialists (e.g., directors/coordinators of career planning/placement, co-curricular activities, financial aid, student programming, outdoor programs, residence life, etc.) in a college or other post-secondary educational setting.


Each student is to select an emphasis (Student Affairs Practice or College Outdoor Program Administration) and take the listed courses. Additional courses may be required by the student's program committee as part of or in addition to the listed requirements and electives. The required internship (HPC 6900) will be designed to meet objectives within the chosen emphasis. Practicum/Internship request forms are available in the HPC office and must be completed and approved prior to registration.