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Curriculum

The Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education requires 42 credit hours.

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Courses are taken in a cohort model and include:
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    • SAHE 5339: Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
    • SAHE 5340: College Student Development: Theory and Practice
    • SAHE 5387: Research Methods in Student Affairs
    • SAHE 5390: Student Affairs Functions and Professional Orientation
    • SAHE 5322: Governance and Legal Issues in Higher Education
    • SAHE 5323: Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Evaluation in Student Affairs
    • SAHE 5335: Leadership in Student Affairs
    • SAHE 5354: Basic Helping Skills
    • SAHE 5392: Student Affairs Capstone: The Application of Principles and Theories to Case Studies
    • SAHE 5393: Multicultural Practice and Social Justice in Student Affairs
  • 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 I - Student Affairs
    • SAHE 5389: Internship II - Student Affairs
  • Currently these electives are offered in SAHE Program: 

    SAHE 5311: Advising Diverse Student Groups and Organizations

    SAHE 7345: Gender and Sexuality in College

    SAHE 7379C: Professional Development in Student Affairs 

    SAHE 7379E: Intergroup Dialogue

    SAHE 7379F: Interpersonal and Group Facilitation

    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 an independent study, research project, or study abroad for elective credit.

    Many students take classes in the departments of:

    • Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (CLAS)
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Health and Human Performance
    • Sociology
    • Political Science
    • Communication Studies