Student Affairs and Higher Education (M.S.)


The Educational Leadership Department at Indiana State University offers the master of science (M.S.) in student affairs and higher education (SAHE) to provide professional training for entry positions in the student affairs field at university, college, and two-year post-secondary levels.

  • The SAHE Master Degree Program includes 33 credit hours.
  • The program includes a focus on areas of performance, including residence halls, student development, management, admissions, financial aid, student activities, student health promotion, career development, non-traditional student populations, and other areas.
  • The curriculum includes significant supervised practice coursework and blends class-based, practicum-based, and independent learning experiences.
  • The program can be completed in 2 years of on-campus study or 3 years using online education curriculum.
  • The online master's in student affairs and higher education is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

Required Courses

In addition, all educator licensure programs and related school programs at Indiana State University are accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005