Students enroll in a cohort learning community, progressing through the program together. This approach enriches and supports the learning process as students build networks and collegial relationships.
The full-time program consists of 46 credits of which 30 are course credits and 16 are internship credits. Enrollment into the program is contingent upon being selected for an internship through a competitive interview process. Students will complete two internships, one each academic year, in both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. Required courses are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters, with the summer between years available for practicum or elective coursework.
Upon completion of this program, students will have strong understanding of the advantages of integrating the work of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to offer maximum support for all college students, an informed understanding of the responsibilities and competencies needed for the variety of duties professionals in higher education perform, and raised awareness of the ethical, legal and political forces that shape the operations of different college and university offices.