A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
The Master's Degree in College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) trains candidates to succeed in entry- to-mid-level student affairs positions in two-year and four-year public and private colleges and universities. Graduates will be qualified to serve as higher education administrators, advisors, and programmers in areas as diverse as residential life, activities, admissions, advising, service and leadership, orientation, multicultural programs, student conduct, fraternity and sorority life, and assessment.
Applicants interested in P-12 teaching or administration should apply to other relevant programs within the College of Education. International applicants seeking an F1 or J1 visa should apply for the fall application cycles, as spring admissions are offered on a part-time basis only.
The department may request an interview with the admissions committee before final admissions decisions are made.
Our staff will contact applicants with whom they desire an interview.
To be considered for this program, you must meet the following requirements.
You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of your undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master’s program.
A 3.0 GPA is required to hold a graduate assistantship.
Submit a current resume.
Submit a statement that describes your career objectives and addresses the following points:
Statement Length Requirement: 750 words, typed and double-spaced
Submit two letters of reference.
One letter should be from a faculty member who can speak to your academic accomplishments.
The other letter should come from a faculty, staff member, or supervisor who is familiar with your work ethic and leadership abilities.
Part-time students must be currently employed at a college or university. Employment must be in an area that can be used as a learning laboratory to apply material learned in class.
A minimum of two years of related student affairs work prior to being admitted is preferred.
|Fall (August)||January 6, 2024 preferred; applications submitted after the preferred deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space allows.|
|Spring (January)||Part-time students will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.|
|Dr. Marci Rockey||DeGarmo email@example.com||(309) 438-2045||Best contact method: email|