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Curriculum

The master of education in Student Affairs in Higher Education requires 45 credit hours. Click here for course descriptions. Courses are taken in a cohort model and include the following:
 
Foundations (12 hours)
  • SAHE 5390: Student Affairs Functions and Professional Orientation
  • SAHE 7339: Foundations of Higher Education Administration
  • SAHE 7340: College Student Development: Theory and Practice
  • COUN 5391: Research Methods
Professional Studies (21 hours)
  • SAHE 5354: Basic Helping Skills
  • SAHE 5311: Advising and Facilitating Diverse Student Groups and Organizations
  • SAHE 5322: Governance and Legal Issues in Higher Education
  • SAHE 5393: The American College Student
  • SAHE 5323: Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Evaluation in Student Affairs
  • SAHE 7335: Leadership in Student Affairs
  • SAHE 5392: Student Affairs Capstone: The Application of Principles and Theories to Case Studies
Theory to Practice (6 hours)
Students participate in two internship experiences. Each internship includes 135 hours in a student affairs or academic affairs department at Texas State or at nearby colleges or universities.
  • SAHE 5388: Internship-Student Affairs
 
Electives (6 hours)
Students can select elective courses from a variety of graduate-level courses offered in various departments across campus. Students also have the option of participating in study abroad for elective credit.
Many students take classes in the departments of:
  •  Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (CLAS)
  •  Curriculum and Instruction
  •  Sociology
  •  Political Science
  •  Communication Studies