The master’s degree in Educational Leadership Studies with an option in College Student
Development is designed for those seeking careers in student affairs at higher education
institutions. Our graduates are inspired to make a difference in the lives of students and work to improve leadership
of and within student affairs organizations, including residential life, greek life
or student life.
Our student-oriented faculty are grounded in the history and mission of higher education,
as well as attuned to emerging trends in global higher education. We focus on equipping
contemporary professionals for the diverse context of today’s world.
Faculty research expertise includes:
Hidden college student populations and higher education institutions (R is for Thursday)
Socially just education
Diverse student-learning outcomes
University and community engagement
Organizational issues in higher education
International issues in higher education and student affairs
Applications are accepted throughout the year. Applicants are encouraged to submit
application materials at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester. Preference
for graduate assistantship positions will be given to those candidates who complete applications by February 1 for fall
To apply to the Educational Leadership Studies - option in College Student Development,
MS program, complete the following:
Graduate assistantships, as either a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) or Graduate Research Assistant (GRA),
may be offered through on-campus departments and programs to full-time students on
a competitive basis.
Currently enrolled students are eligible for scholarships offered through the College
of Education and Human Sciences.