Each course is three credits unless otherwise indicated.  See the Graduate Catalog for SAA course descriptions.  The curriculum is subject to change to keep current and consistent with the standards of the profession. The SAA Department reduced its program to 36 credits and updated several other courses in Spring 2018. The courses below reflect this new curriculum. 

Required Courses

SAA 700 Foundations of Ethical & Professional Practice in Student Affairs 3
SAA 702 Student Development Theory 3
SAA 704 Leadership and Organizational Theories 3
SAA 705 Values, Philosophy, and History  3
SAA 706 Advising and Supporting 3
SAA 708 Social Justice & Inclusion  3
SAA 720 Special Topics in Student Affairs Administration (1 cr.)                                            1-2
SAA 730 Law, Policy, and Governance 3
SAA 760 Administration of Human and Organizational Resources 3
SAA 765 Assessment in Student Affairs 3
SAA 775 Practicum in Student Affairs (One 1-cr. practicum is required. Students who are working professionals can contact their advisor to discuss options.)  1-2
SAA 780 Capstone Research & Proposal 3
SAA 790 Capstone in Student Affairs Administration 3
Total Credits 36



*Three one-credit electives are required; one must be a 720 special topics course, another must be a 775 practicum, the third can be another topics course or a practicum.  The 720s are special topics courses in a one-credit online format that allows students in the on-campus, online, and blended UWRF cohorts to be in class together.

**All programs require attendance at the SAA Research Day at UWL to present Capstone Project.