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Virtual Information Sessions

Want to learn more about our program? Join us at an information session! You can also connect with us individually at

M.S.Ed. (master's program) Virtual Information Sessions: Click here

  • Monday, December 11 at 7:30 pm (CST)

Ed.D. (doctoral program) Virtual Information Sessions: Click here

  • New Dates TBD
Masters (MSEd) at a Glance

Options: Online or Blended cohorts
Credits: 36
Tuition per credit hour: $575
Admission priority deadline: February 1 (though we continue to accept applications until cohorts are filled)
GRE required?: No
Years to complete program: 2
Professional Experience: All students are required to work at least half-time experience in student or academic affairs in higher education while enrolled in our program. Those not already working in the field can apply for Graduate Assistantship or Internship positions as part of the admissions process. All students also gain Practicum experience.

View the M.S.Ed. program

Doctorate (EdD) at a Glance

Format: Online cohort (no residency requirement)
Credits: 54
Tuition per credit hour: $700, additional research grants and some need-based aid available 
Admission priority deadline: December 15
GRE required?: No
Years to complete program: at least 3
(includes dissertation completion)
Dissertation Process Starts: 2nd year, summer writers' retreat elective available, held on-campus and online

View the Ed.D. program

Departmental kudos

Becki Elkins

Becki Elkins, Student Affairs Administration, presented "What Pursuing a Master's Degree in Student Affairs Can Do for You!" at the annual conference of the Wisconsin College Personnel Association on Oct. 6 online.

Submitted on: Oct. 11

Michael Drucker

Michael Drucker, Student Affairs Administration student, presented "Critical Student Affairs Pedagogy: A Qualitative Study of Student Affairs Educators' Beliefs and Practices for Teaching in Undergraduate Classroom Settings" at their dissertation defense on Oct. 10 online. They successfully defended their dissertation research on student affairs pedagogy as part of the Student Affairs Administration and Leadership Ed.D. program.

Submitted on: Oct. 11

Ellen Halvorson and Jörg Vianden

Ellen Halvorson, University of Calgary and Student Affairs Administration alumna, and Jörg Vianden, Student Affairs Administration, co-authored the article "Professor Oppressors: College Classrooms as Spaces of Racist and Sexist Microaggressions" in the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 

Submitted on: July 17