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College of Education

Student Development Administration

A nationally recognized program that promotes "education of the whole person" as the cornerstone of the student affairs profession

The Master's Degree in Student Development Administration is designed for those who want to work with college students outside of the formal classroom. Creative educators are needed in all post-secondary institutions throughout the United States and increasingly in other countries. Nationally recognized for its "education of the whole person," this program fosters understanding student diversity, ethics and values, and the ability to adapt to specific educational environments.

Student development specialties for which this degree prepares students include college admissions, career development, student housing, academic advising, student activities, financial aid, student union, recreational sports, new student programs, advising for international students and domestic students of color, along with a variety of other specialized educational programs.


At A Glance

New Application Deadline: December 1

Average time to complete degree: 2+ years, 2 - 3 classes per quarter
Classes offered: Primarily evenings
Credits needed: 51
Program begins: Summer or fall quarter


2017 NASPA Western Regional Conference  

  • November 04-07, 2017
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village
  • Honolulu, HI

Winter Grad Admissions Open House

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Student Center, First Floor

Spring Grad Admissions Open House

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Student Center, First Floor