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Master of Science in Higher Education/Student Affairs

Kaplan University



Kaplan University's online Master of Science in Higher Education/Student Affairs degree was created to offer students a comprehensive program that is focused on instilling students with the knowledge and the skills that are needed for working in an administrative function within any student services area of both on-campus and online institutions.

With this online higher education - student affairs degree program, individuals will gain a hands-on experience through two different internships that will aid them in exploring how to incorporate current management and legal issues into student affairs.

As a student in this online higher education program, individuals partake in a number of student affairs courses that will aid them in:

  • Learning how multicultural and diversity issues affect student development in higher education
  • Exploring the historical development of colleges and universities in the United States and the organizational principles that guide them
  • Examining public policy and financing issues that determine students ability to attend college

This online Higher Education program stresses the practical knowledge, critical thinking, research, and writing skills needed by leaders in today's colleges and universities, and is ideal for those individuals who are interested in administration, teaching, student development.

This online degree in student affairs has been created to meet the standards set forth by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) for graduate programs in student affairs and the standards of the Professional Preparation Commission of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

Graduates of this online degree in higher education will have gained the in-depth understanding that is needed for managing the various aspects of student affairs within any type of higher education institution.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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