M.A. in C.H.D. - Students Affairs in Higher Education

The Student Affairs in Higher Education track integrates core counseling knowledge and skills with student development theory, higher education administration, and student services programming. There is a specialized focus on diversity education. Graduates of this program will be prepared for a wide variety of college personnel roles and functions in higher education including student affairs programming, administration, residence life and housing, multicultural affairs, academic advising, student academic success programs, global learning, international student and service learning programs, and more. This specialization consists of 14 courses totaling 42 semester hours. Coursework is divided into three area:

  • FOUNDATIONS (2 courses) which must be taken early in the program and are prerequisites to higher level courses;
  • AREA OF CONCENTRATION (10 courses) which are sequenced to build a strong skills base;
  • ELECTIVES (2 courses) that allow students to pursue further course work in an area of interest within higher education or counseling.

Prerequisites are specified within the course descriptions listed in this catalog. Requirements for Student Affairs in Higher Education students includes a total of 600 hours of internship. Internship courses are: CHD 793I Internship in Student Affairs in Higher Education I and  CHD 793II Internship in Student Affairs in Higher Education II. 

BSC 560DV:Intro Counsel/Counsel Prof3
CHD 602Research Methods/Prog Eval3
Areas of Concentration
CHD 610Prin/Tech/Theories of Coun/Dev3
CHD 624Career Counseling3
CHD 626Group Process3
CHD 730Soc/Cult Diversity in Coun3
CHD 628Post-Secondary Stud Developmen3
CHD 640Found,Func & Prof Issues SAHE3
CHD 663Law,Ethics, Dec Making in SAHE3
CHD 670Multicultural/Diversity Educ3
CHD 793IInternship in SAHE I3
CHD 793IIInternship in SAHE II(CapProj)3
Select two of the following:6
CHD Electives
Lifepsan Development
Consult,Collabor & Leadership
Conflict Resolution
Higher Edu in Globalized World
Crisis Intervention
Eating Disorders
Interdisciplinary Electives
Organ Behavior & Communication
Services Marketing
Lay Ecclesial Leadership
Catholic Moral Life
Spiritual Formation
Total Hours42