• Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education   Available Online

    Program Admission Requirements

    This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching or counseling certificate in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check carefully the certification requirements for their respective state(s). For full admission to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and successfully pass a criminal background check.

    The criminal background check is required prior to enrolling in the practicum/internship courses.

    NOTE: This program was previously known as the Master of Science in Adult Continuing Education (Non-Certification) Student Affairs in Higher Education Option.

    I. Professional Courses: 9 hours
    • ED 504. Techniques of Educational Research (3)
    • ED 506. Educational Statistics (3)
    • EP 500. Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
    • EP 506. Life-Span Development and Learning (3)
    II. Concentration Courses: 24 hours
    • SA 500. Theory and Philosophy of Student Affairs (3)
    • SA 501. Management and Supervision for Student Affairs Professionals (3)
    • SA 542. Career Development and Counseling (3)
    • SA 547. Counseling Multicultural Populations (3)
    • SA 581. Ethics and Law in Student Affairs (3)
    • SA 582. Assessment and Evaluation in Student Affairs (3)
    • SA 587. Current Issues and Trends in Student Affairs (3)
    • SA 589. Practicum in Student Affairs (3) *
    Total Required: 33 hours


    *Students must have successfully completed SA 500, SA 501, and pass the required criminal background check prior to enrolling in SA 589.
    This program is also offered online.

    Program Completion Requirements

    The student shall:
    • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than “C.”
    • Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.