Admissions Requirements

The master of science (M.S.) in student affairs and higher education is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants. The program is closed to students residing in countries other than Canada and the United States (including U.S. Territories). The exceptions are U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree granted by a regionally accredited institution (for international students, a degree granted by a recognized institution)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Satisfy one of the following:
    • An approved assistantship (on-campus applicants only)
    • Must work at an institution of higher education. Students must maintain successful employment in an approved position throughout their enrollment in the graduate program. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis (online education applicants only).
  • The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is not required.

Note: It must not be assumed that meeting minimal standards guarantees admission to the program.