Virtual Information Sessions

Want to learn more about our program? Join us for a virtual information session this fall!

M.S.Ed. Virtual Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday, December 13, 5:30 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Thursday, January 12, 12:00 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Sunday, January 22, 7:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Click here to register for an M.S.Ed. info session

Students in the M.S.Ed. program gain experience in higher education and student affairs through graduate assistantship or internship positions, full-time positions, and practicum placements. Without this essential practical experience, students would miss out on the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom. 

Applicants who are not already working in higher education or student affairs as a bachelor-level professional must be hired into a 20-hr/week assistantship or internship at UW La Crosse, one of our partner institutions, or another institution of higher education. Per UWL Graduate Studies policy, incoming students must have a minimum 2.85 GPA to be eligible to apply for a GA position at UWL. And international student visa restrictions limit them to 20 hour/week positions at UWL; positions at other campuses are not an option.

The admissions process includes interviews for both the academic program and graduate student internship/assistantship roles, and students will be asked to identify the offices with which they would like to interview. We encourage students to review the job descriptions below very carefully, as compensation, benefits, dates, and duties vary widely.

2023-2024 Positions

Prospective students communicate their general campus/position interest on the program application, and if selected to move forward in the selection process, are scheduled for both academic program interviews and Graduate Assistant/Student Intern interviews. No additional applications are needed.

Below are the confirmed positions as of 11/22/22. We expect this list to include 15+ positions, likely at a few different campuses, by the end of December. 

PRIORITY PARTNERS - These employers give preference to students selected for our UWL SAA program. They will consider students from other programs only after considering students offered admission to SAA. Students matched with these employers during the selection process will also be the first to receive any departmental financial aid. 

AFFILIATE PARTNERS - Prospective SAA students may compete with students admitted to other graduate programs / institutions for these roles. Employers may hire SAA students, but cannot limit their search to students in our program alone. We will share applications with these employers if students indicate an interest in this campus / functional area on their program application