Be a leader and make a difference in today’s high schools, colleges and universities.
Concordia’s Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education (SPAHE) prepares graduate students in mind, body, and spirit through a program grounded in student affairs theory and practice applied from a Christian perspective.
Credit hours required
34 with thesis completion seminar
CUAA’s MS in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education prepares school administrators to bring a faith-based approach to their positions in such areas as residence life, student activities, career services, admissions, academic advising, diversity, and others.
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In our SPAHE program you will:
- Learn from your peers
- Study the basics of student affairs administration
- Strengthen servant-leadership skills
- Learn how generational, social, racial, ethnic, and religious diversity impacts the campus environment
- Understand the legal issues that arise between public and private institutions and their governing boards, administrators, faculty, student affairs staff, and governmental bodies
- Explore higher education law, the role of law on campus, and the relationship between the law and the work in student affairs and athletics
In our SPAHE program you’ll benefit from:
- Practical experience you can immediately use in the workplace
- Classes taught by practicing student affairs professionals
- Internships that transform theory into practice
- Evening and summer classes designed for working professionals
- Possible graduate assistantships in CUAA departments
- Networking while you learn
- Accepted by the Higher Learning Commission
Our program offers two tracks:
- Student Affairs Administration
- Athletic Administration
- A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university