The Student Affairs in Higher Education Program aims to develop well-prepared student affairs practitioners who are able to:
- provide leadership and facilitate student development in a variety of student affairs roles;
- work effectively with faculty, students, administrators and other members of the academic community;
- apply theory, research, and assessment and evaluation models to student affairs issues, problems, and programs; and
- model intentional and ethical practice.
Students participate in a dynamic and student-centered learning environment in which critical thinking, scholarship, and reflection are valued.
- Faculty prepare students to address the developmental and learning challenges of future generations of college students.
- Departmental support, networking and professional development opportunities create a unique learning environment.
- Classes are taught by a combination of full-time faculty members and professionals who hold significant administrative positions at Texas State University and neighboring universities.
- Our alumni are employed at various higher education institutions and non-profit organizations focused on education within Texas and across the United States.
- Students and faculty in the program reflect a rich diversity of background and experiences.
- The program meets guidelines recommended by the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education and ACPA's Commission for Professional Preparation programs.
- Nearly all students enrolled in the program have some form of financial assistance (graduate assistantship, fellowship, scholarship).