Course offerings for upcoming terms may be found via the Class Timetable

Dates for future terms can be found on the Academic Calendar.

Program requirements are outlined in the Graduate Catalog.

In addition to the courses listed below, our program requires students to gain significant field experience during the academic year (Sept-May).  Most on-campus students meet the field experience requirement through graduate assistantships/internships, while most online students are already working in the field prior to applying for program and maintain that position while enrolled.

Below are the typical course sequences for each cohort.  Part-time enrollment (taking just one class per term) is allowed, but students must be enrolled in at least 5 credits to be eligible for loans.  

On-campus and partner/blended (UWRF) cohorts expanding section

Note:  On-campus courses are section 01, Blended UWRF courses are section 431
Fall 1st year:  9 credits

  • SAA 700 Professional and Ethical Foundations in Student Affairs
  • SAA 702 Student Development Theory
  • SAA 705 Higher Education Values, Philosophy, and History

Spring 1st year:  9 credits

  • SAA 704 Leadership and Organizational Theories
  • SAA 708 Social Justice and Inclusion
  • SAA 765 Assessment and Evaluation in Student Affairs

Fall 2nd year:  9 credits

  • SAA 706 Advising & Supporting 
  • SAA 720 Special Topics* - for 1 or 2 credits, taught in 7-week format
  • SAA 775 Practicum* - for 1 or 2 credits 
  • SAA 780 Capstone Research & Proposal

Spring 2nd year:  9 credits

  • SAA 730 Law, Policy, & Governance 
  • SAA 760 Administration of Human & Organizational Resources 
  • SAA 790 Capstone Seminar 

 *Three credits of electives are required:  one must be a 720 Special Topics course, another must be a 775 Practicum.  The third elective can be either another topics course (study tours are included) or a different practicum.

Online cohorts expanding section

Note:  Online courses are designated as Section 411 or 412 in WINGS.

Summer 1st year:  6 credits

  • SAA 700 Professional & Ethical Practice in Student Affairs 
  • SAA 702 Student Development Theory 

Fall 1st year:  6 credits

  • SAA 705 Higher Education Values, Philosophy, and History
  • SAA 708 Social Justice & Inclusion 

Spring 1st year:  6 credits

  • SAA 706 Advising & Supporting 
  • SAA 765 Assessment & Evaluation in Student Affairs 

Summer 2nd year:  6 credits

  • SAA 704 Leadership & Organizational Theories 
  • SAA 730 Law, Policy, & Governance 

Fall 2nd year:  6 credits

  • SAA 720* Special Topics Seminar, 1-2 credits 
  • SAA 775* Practicum, 1-2 credits 
  • SAA 780 Capstone Research & Proposal 

Spring 2nd year:  6 credits

  • SAA 760 Administration of Human & Organizational Resources 
  • SAA 790 Capstone Seminar 

 *Three one-credit electives are required:  one must be a 720 Special Topics course, another must be a 775 Practicum.  The third credit can be either a Special Topics course or a Practicum.