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 39 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 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.
Special Note: A mandatory requirement of the program includes traditional classroom participation at an accredited university for three courses (SAHE 533, SAHE 641, and SAHE 652) and credit transferred to ISU with consent of the student's advisor.
In addition, all education licensure programs and related school programs are accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
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.
Departmental scholarships are also offered as well as scholarships and awards offered through the Bayh College of Education. Representatives of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies are available to assist applicants' research opportunities for financial support for students wishing to further pursue financial aid options.
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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.