Course Schedule

The program integrates theory with practice by combining academic preparation with field-based experiences and internships. The program also provides students access to graduate-level instruction from faculty with diverse backgrounds, including field practitioners.

The academic program requires the completion of 39 semester hours of graduate credit. Additionally, a written comprehensive examination or thesis is required for graduation competency requirements.

Degree Plan

Fall I

CSPA 6360 Diversity in Higher Education
CSPA 6392 Student Development Theory
CSPA 6391 Principles and Practices in Student Affairs

Spring I

LEAD 6321 Research Methods
CSPA 6311 Leadership & Supervision
CSPA 6365 Practicum

Summer I

CSPA 6370 Internship
CSPA 6318 Budgeting and Finance

Fall II

LEAD 6330 Counseling Process and Skills
CSPA 6320 Law in Higher Education
CSPA 6325 Assessment in Student Affairs
CSPA 6V95 Thesis*

Spring II

CSPA 6315 Power, Policy, & Politics*
CSPA 6340 Academic and Career Advising*
CSPA 6V95 Thesis*

*Elective courses. Students will complete 6 credit hours (two courses) from CSPA 6315, CSPA 6340, & CSPA 6V95.