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Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration


Welcome and Program Overview

Thank you for your interest in the Student Affairs Administration (SAA) program at Michigan State University's College of Education. We hope this website provides you with an in-depth look at our program.
Founded in 1949, the SAA program is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country. Our graduates work at colleges and universities around the world and are leaders in the field of student affairs.
The program provides a broad perspective of higher education systems from social, historical, cross-national, and normative perspectives, an understanding of central issues in student affairs administration, and a connection of theory to practice. We expect graduates to be prepared to work in and cultivate educational environments that promote diversity and multiculturalism.
We strive to engage our students in relevant and intentional graduate and professional preparation, equipping them to understand theory, enhance practice, foster learning, and positively affect student affairs and higher education.
We look forward to hearing from you.  Please feel free to contact our office via email or phone at (517) 353-5187. For information about how to set up a campus visit, please click here. We are happy to help you get the answers you need about our program!



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Frequently Asked Questions

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Student Ambassadors
If you would like to speak with a current student about their experience in the program, please contact one of our student Ambassadors. They wil be happy to connect with you and help answer any questions you have.

Check out Masters and Doctoral Program    Webinars and Preview Events.
These informative webinars will answer many questions about the Student Affairs MA program, curriculum, and admissions. 

Student Affairs Admissions Brochure for Prospective Students or contact us at to receive more information. 

Student Affairs Administration Program Handbook