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    Each course is three credits unless otherwise indicated.  See the Graduate Catalog for course descriptions.  The curriculum is subject to change to keep it current and consistent with the standards of the profession.

    On-Campus Degree Program Requirements (42 Credits)

    SAA 700 Professional Practice in Student Affairs 
    SAA 702 Student Development Theory
    SAA 704 Leadership in Higher Education
    SAA 705 History of Higher Education
    SAA 706 Helping Relationships & Crisis Management – 1 credit
    SAA 708 Diversity in Higher Education
    SAA 710 Administration in Higher Education
    SAA 720 Special Topics* - 1 credit (2 credits required)
    SAA 730 Legal Aspects of
    Student Affairs
    SAA 745 University Finance & Governance
    SAA 761 Applied Research
    SAA 780 Applied Research Project - 6 credits
    SAA 781 Internship
    SAA 790 Capstone

    Online Degree Program Requirements (40 Credits)

    SAA 700 Professional Practice in Student Affairs – 1 credit
    SAA 702 Student Development Theory
    SAA 704 Leadership in Higher Education
    SAA 705 History of Higher Education
    SAA 706 Helping Relationships & Crisis Management – 1 credit
    SAA 708 Diversity in Higher Education
    SAA 710 Administration in Higher Education 
    SAA 720 Special Topics* - 1 credit (2 credits required)
    SAA 730 Legal Aspects of
     Student Affairs
    SAA 745 University Finance & Governance
    SAA 761 Applied Research 
    SAA 780 Applied Research Project - 6 credits
    SAA 781 Internship**
    SAA 790 Capstone ***

    *Two SAA 720 courses are required.

    **Internship requirement: Online Students are required to complete an internship experience in a student affairs setting for a minimum of 210 hours during a semester period. Students may request a "waiver" for the internship if they have worked in a full-time student affairs position in a higher education setting for a minimum of one academic year (or equivalent). 

    ***Online Program requires attendance at a national conference or the SAA Research Day at  UW-L to present Applied Research Projects.

    Per UW-L Graduate Studies policy, students who earn a "D" or "F" in a graduate course will be dismissed from graduate study and the SAA program..