Catalog 2010-2012

Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs

This major is designed to prepare an individual for a career in the administration of student affairs programs in college and university settings.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education for any other admission requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at (also

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option requires a minimum of 48 semester hours, and the non-thesis option requires a minimum of 44 semester hours. A minimum of thirty-two (32) hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the thesis option. A minimum of thirty (30) hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the non-thesis option.


Required professional core:

  Educational Psychology: 200:214 or 200:235 or Social Foundations: 260:234.....3 hours

  Measurement and Research: 250:205.....3 hours

Postsecondary education core:

Postsecondary Education:

  Student Affairs: 170:218; 170:222; 170:231; 170:260; 170:264; 170:266; 170:270.....21 hours

  170:289 Seminar.....3 hours

  170:290 Practicum (two are required for 6 hrs.)*.....6 hours

  170:299 Research.....2 or 6 hours

    Thesis option (6 hrs.)

    Non-thesis option (2 hrs.)

Electives may include, but are not limited to, the following.....6 hours

  Management: 150:130.

  Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs: 170:250, 170:256, 170:285 (1-3 hrs.; may be repeated for a maximum of 6 hrs.), 170:291.

  Education, Interdepartmental: 190:305.

  Educational Psychology: 200:214.

  Measurement and Research: 250:180, 250:181, 250:300.

  Social Foundations: 260:234.

  Counseling: 290:105, 290:220, 290:225, 290:256.

  Psychology: 400:157, 400:158.

  Communication: 48C:151, 48C:153.

Thesis option.....48 hours

Non-thesis option.....44 hours


*Note: Upon advisement, some students may substitute course work for practicum. A license to teach is not required for this major.