Student Affairs Higher Education Administration, MA

Parent Entity: 
Education and Human Services, College of ยป Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations
Program Type: 
Degree Type: 
Master of Arts

Program Description:

The Student Affairs in Higher Education program provides practical educational experiences for individuals interested in careers in student services. The emphasis of this program is on the administrative perspective of student services that support student development. The Student Affairs in Higher Education program consistently graduated most entering students within two years of entry.

The primary mission of this program is to prepare students for leadership roles in higher education student affairs. Integrating theory and practice, maintaining strong interdisciplinary relationships, fostering high-quality research, and sponsoring activities that enhance the development of professionals are high priorities of the program.

Admissions Requirements:

In addition to meeting requirements for admission established by the Graduate School, candidates to the Master's in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) program must submit to the Graduate School transcripts from all schools attended (except WSU) and a statement of goals and objectives that will be uploaded directly to the application.

Submit the following to the Department of Leadership Studies by mail or email:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume or vita

Mail documents to:

Leadership Studies Department
Attn: SAHE Program
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435

or you may email them to: and use the Subject Line: SAHE Recommendation

The SAHE selection committee will contact applicants for an admission interview, which are held annually in January and February.

The SAHE program is a cohort program that begins once a year with the start of the fall semester.

Application to the Graduate School, transcripts from all schools attended (except WSU), statement of goals and objectives, resume or vita, and letters of recommendation are due no later than December 1 of each year for first consideration. Early application is encouraged.

Waiver of GRE/MAT

Candidates to Leadership Studies master's degree programs, may not be required to submit passing GRE or MAT scores if their cumulative undergraduate GPA (from all schools attended) is a 3.0 or higher or if they have a previous master's degree.

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