Student Affairs in Higher Education (M.S.)


The Masters of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) is designed for students seeking a career in one of a variety of education and service areas constituting student affairs administration within a postsecondary setting.  The SAHE program is a 45 credit-hour program, offered through both on-campus and online learning formats, and is designed to be completed within two years for full-time students and within four years for part-time students.  The curriculum has 7 learning outcome domains focused on contemporary and foundational scholarship in student affairs; supporting student learning and success; equity and justice; systems, structures, and organizational behavior; research and assessment; self in/as professional; and, practitioner-scholarship. Through engaging in critical analysis, critical reflection and praxis, and transformative learning, delivered through four core course areas, students will experience movement towards the student affairs professional competencies developed by ACPA and NASPA, the two primary professional associations for student affairs educators.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Student Affairs in Higher Education

Areas of Study

  • Student Affairs


  • This program is offered on-campus and online.

Next Steps

Western Regional Graduate Program

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Student Affairs in Higher Education is part of the WICHE – Western Regional Graduate Program exchange. Visit our WRGP webpage to learn about eligibility and the application process.


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Financial Aid