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SAA Mission: Our mission is to advance the field of student affairs by preparing diverse scholar-practitioners for leadership in the multifaceted context of higher education. Our master's degree is offered in three formats: (1) on-campus, in which students complete most of their courses in a traditional, face-to-face classroom format; (2) online, in which students complete their degree entirely online and mostly asynchronously; and (3) blended, in which students are located on the UW-River Falls campus and complete their course work primarily online but with added face-to-face interactions with faculty and peers. 

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  • Graduate Catalog - SAA students are responsible for all policies in the graduate catalog
  • Graduate Academic Policies & Procedures
  • Student Life Student Handbook
  • SAA Department Policies
    • SAA Pre-graduation job policy
    • Conference Attendance: SAA students are allowed to miss only one day of class per semester for a conference. The instructor must be notified in advance.
    • Incomplete Grades: Students may receive a maximum of two incomplete grades, except in extenuating circumstances (need department approval). If a student has two incompletes, the student will not be allowed to enroll in any additional courses.
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M.S.Ed. Program Forms

Graduate writing standards expanding section

See the SAA Library Guide for more information on research tools available to students in our program and additional tips on graduate-level writing.

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Students are encouraged to join at least one professional organization during their time in the program. 

Umbrella organizations include:

Functional-area specific organizations include:

Organizations for specific institutional types include: