Student Affairs Administration (SAA)

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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

  • Friday, November 3 at 12:00 pm (CST)
  • Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm (CST)
  • Monday, December 11 at 7:30 pm (CST)

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

  • Wednesday, September 27 at 8:00 pm (CST)
  • Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 pm (CST)
  • Friday, December 1 at 12:00 noon (CST)
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.

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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

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Departmental kudos

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

Kat Werchouski

Kat Werchouski, Student Affairs Administration student, presented "Mii O’No Gidibaajimowininaanan (These Are Our Stories): Raising the Voices and Experiences of Indigenous Students in Higher Education" at their dissertation defense on March 31 online. Werchouski successfully defended their dissertation research on the experiences of Indigenous college students in completion of the doctoral degree in Student Affairs Administration and Leadership.

Submitted on: April 16

Abena Weber

Abena Weber, Student Affairs Administration student, presented "Transfer Pathways: A Critical Phenomenological Study of Latinx Community College Students" at their dissertation defense on April 10 online. Weber successfully defended their dissertation research on Latinx community college transfer students' experiences as part of the Student Affairs Administration and Leadership Ed.D. program.

Submitted on: April 16