The practicum component of the Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration is designed to give students the opportunity to relate and apply theory to practice and to practice professional behavior in a work setting.
Every student must complete two distinct placements, each of which is typically 10-12 hours/week for a semester or an equivalent experience during summer. The practicum experience is a valuable component of the MSU degree, representing significant career exploration, invaluable professional experience, and frequent entrees into employment, either Graduate Assistant or full time.
The SAA program relies on the generosity of our many practicum supervisors and the quality performance of our students to sustain this essential component of the degree program.
Summer 2012 Practica and Internship Sites
During the summer of 2012, current Student Affairs Administration students are participating in a variety of practica experiences and with NODA or ACUHO-I internships at the following institutions:
Florida International University
Gainsville State University
Marymount University (VA)
Michigan State University
Pennsylvania College of Technology
The University of Notre Dame
The University of Rhode Island
The University of South Florida
Jessica Hennessy and Ross Logan in Washington, DC (Marymount University, VA)
The Student Experience
The practicum experiences provide rich and diverse learning opportunities for SAA students.
Click here to learn from some students about their practicum experiences at Michigan State University. Click here to read stories about student experiences at other institutions around the world.