Master of Science in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education

Master of Science in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education

Purpose

The Master’s Program in Student Personnel Administration seeks to prepare graduate students in mind, body, and spirit through a program that is grounded in student affairs theory and practice applied from a Christian perspective.  This program has a total of 36 credits required for the degree.

Degree Requirements

Theoretical Courses 24
Internship(300 hours) 3
Skill Courses 3
Elective 3
Portfolio0
Capstone (one of two below) 3
Thesis
Capstone
Total Hours36
Required Theory Courses
Select one of the following concentrations:
Administration Concentration
SPA 501/801Found Student Personnel Admin3
SPA 506/806Group Dynamic/Leader3
SPA 510/810Issues/American Higher Educati3
SPA 520/820American College Student3
SPA 525/825Student Programs & Assessment3
SPA 530/830Higher Education Admin3
SPA 535/835Legal Issues in Ed Administrat3
SPA 515/815Research Methods3
Optional electives 1
Athletic Concentration
SPA 501/801Found Student Personnel Admin3
SPA 506/806Group Dynamic/Leader3
SPA 511/811Curr Issues in Athlet Admin3
SPA 520/820American College Student3
SPA 526/826Organiz & Mange of Athlet Prog3
SPA 531/831Fiscal Iss in Athletic Admin3
SPA 535/835Legal Issues in Ed Administrat3
SPA 515/815Research Methods3
Optional electives 2
Skill Courses
These courses are required-each course is one credit, no prerequisite required) 33
SPA 559/859Event Manag in Athletics (this course is required for students who have selected the Athletic Concentration)1
SPA 560-569 Current Topics in Student Affairs. Courses in specific higher education current topics will be offered annually. These courses are designed to meet student interests and needs in areas where the student can explore a specific topic in detail.
Internship
Select at least one internship: 43
SPA 596/896Internship I3
SPA 597/897Internship II3
Capstone Courses
Select one of the following Capstone courses + Portfolio:3
SPA 600/900Thesis Completion Seminar3
SPA 601/901Capstone Colloquium3
SPA 602/902Portfolio (grade = pass/fail)0
Electives
Select one of the following: 53
SPA 597/897Internship II3
EDG 533/833Leadership for Change3
COUN 543Counsel-Theory & Issues3
COUN 561Career Counsel Foundation3