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

Courses                                       Credits

Theoretical Courses                   24

Internship(300 hours)                 3

Skill Courses                                 3

Elective                                          3

Portfolio                                        0

Capstone (one of two below)    

     Thesis                                        3

     Capstone                                   3

Total Degree Requirements       36

Required Theory Courses
Select one of the following concentrations:
Administration Concentration
SPA 501Found Student Personnel Admin3
SPA 506Group Dynamic/Leader3
SPA 510Issues/American Higher Educati3
SPA 520American College Student3
SPA 525Student Programs & Assessment3
SPA 530Higher Education Admin3
SPA 535Legal Issues in Ed Administrat3
SPA 515Research Methods3
Optional electives 1
Athletic Concentration
SPA 501Found Student Personnel Admin3
SPA 506Group Dynamic/Leader3
SPA 511Curr Issues in Athlet Admin3
SPA 520American College Student3
SPA 526Organiz & Mange of Athlet Prog3
SPA 531Fiscal Iss in Athletic Admin3
SPA 535Legal Issues in Ed Administrat3
SPA 515Research Methods3
Optional electives 2
Skill Courses
These courses are required-each course is one credit, no prerequisite required) 33
SPA 559Event 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 596Internship I3
SPA 597Internship II3
SPA 598Internship III3
Capstone Courses
Select one of the following Capstone courses + Portfolio:3
SPA 600Thesis Completion Seminar3
SPA 601Capstone Colloquium3
SPA 602Portfolio (grade = pass/fail)0
Electives
Select one of the following: 53
SPA 597Internship II3
EDG 533Leadership for Change3
COUN 543Counsel-Theory & Issues3
COUN 561Career Counsel Foundation3