The Student Affairs in Higher Education program provides practical educational experiences for individuals interested in careers in student services. The emphasis of this program is on the administrative perspective of student services that support student development. The Student Affairs in Higher Education program consistently graduated most entering students within two years of entry.
Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/degrees-and-programs/catalog/programs/student-affairs-higher-education-administration-ma
The primary mission of this program is to prepare students for leadership roles in higher education student affairs. Integrating theory and practice, maintaining strong interdisciplinary relationships, fostering high-quality research, and sponsoring activities that enhance the development of professionals are high priorities of the program.
The Student Affairs in Higher Education program offers graduate students opportunities for involvement in a variety of areas while they are pursuing their master's degree. Practicum, internships, and graduate assistantships are designed to complement the academic course work and provide opportunities for practical application. Assistantships are not required but highly recommended for students to pursue.
Graduate students in our program represent gender and racial diversity, geographical spread, and a significant number of different undergraduate academic disciplines. Candidates have been active in student government, residential services, Greek life, and campus recreation, and others have worked full time in various campus offices. Demand for graduates of the Student Affairs in Higher Education program has been strong.
In addition to meeting requirements for admission established by the Graduate School, candidates to the Master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) program must submit to the Graduate School a statement of goals and objectives. This document may be uploaded as part of the application process.
Two letters of recommendation, along with a current resume, should be submitted to the Department of Leadership Studies in Education & Organizations (490 Allyn Hall).
The SAHE selection committee will contact applicants for an admission interview.
The SAHE program is a cohort program that begins once a year with the start of the fall semester. While applications are accepted year-round, early application is encouraged. For first consideration, applicants should submit all required application items by the first of December for the next fall’s cohort.
Waiver of GRE/MAT
Candidates to Leadership Studies master’s degree programs, may not be required to submit passing GRE or MAT scores if their cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.0 or higher.
Candidates must meet the requirements for admission established by the Graduate School. If testing is required, candidates must score in the 50th percentile or better on the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or the Graduate Records Exam (GRE).
How to apply: http://www.wright.edu/apply
Graduate ScholarshipsWright State University
offers several scholarship opportunities to graduate students, including:
• Graduate assistantships
• Tuition scholarships
Often these awards require the student to serve in an employment-like capacity for the awarding department or college in order to be eligible and maintain eligibility. Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/raider-connect/financial-aid/graduate-scholarships