Higher Education and Student Affairs

Program Summary

The higher education and student affairs master’s program prepares professionals  for a variety of leadership and administrative positions in student affairs and higher education.

A required core of learning experiences is supplemented by course work in areas of instruction, administration, and research to prepare both generalists and specialists. The program provides opportunities for individualization to take into account the student’s goals and needs and usually includes a faculty-supervised internship in programming, teaching, counseling or evaluating. This program is designed to prepare students to assume a variety of administrative positions within postsecondary institutions..

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Education

Degree(s) Offered: M.S.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs

Program Requires GRE or MAT: No

Additional Application Requirements:
Resume

Letters of Recommendation: 2

Applicants should refer to the Admissions page of the program website for additional program requirements.

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 February 1
Spring October 1 December 10 October 15
Summer June 1 April 1

For More Information

Higher Education and Student Affairs
200 Gabel Hall
Program website
815-753-1448
cahe@niu.edu

Academic Counselor
Danae Miesbauer
dmiesbauer@niu.edu
815-753-1306

Application Contact
Mary Kay Soesbe
msoesbe@niu.edu
815-753-1448

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