Student Affairs and Higher Education (MS)

The strength of the SAHE preparation program lies in its integration of a traditional content-based curriculum with a challenging performance-based curriculum. A critical component of the program is its unique practicum requirement.

The Master’s degree program in Student Affairs and Higher Education requires completion of three distinctly different practicum experiences in functional areas of student services and university administration that are of interest to the student. Each practicum requires a minimum of 100 hours at the practicum site. In addition, students engaged in practica are expected to participate in weekly class meetings and complete assignments and readings that support the field experience. Practicum oversight is by a supervising SAHE faculty member and a qualified site supervisor who is knowledgeable of the program’s expectations, requirements, and evaluation procedures.

Students participate regularly in a broad array of practicum opportunities on the Indiana State campus and at other Terre Haute institutions with which the SAHE program enjoys strong partnerships – Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, and Ivy Tech Community College. Both SAHE on-campus and distance student cohort members have secured practicum opportunities at scores of additional colleges and universities near our campus, across the nation, and occasionally internationally.

Note: the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT required for admission to the SAHE program. You are not required to submit scores.

Curriculum: On-campus

Curriculum: Online

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The Student Affairs and Higher Education Program and the Higher Education Leadership Program at Indiana State University stresses the importance of social justice, anti-racism, diversity, and educational equity and these components are central to our mission, vision, and values. Preparing student affairs practitioners and higher education administrators how to advocate for marginalized groups to eradicate systemic oppression in higher education could be the pivotal link in empowering colleagues to be proactive and paving a way for students to be justice and equity allies.


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