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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.

Information for Fall 2016 Incoming Students

Learn more about your transition to the SAA program, HALE unit, MSU, and the East Lansing communities

Congratulations Class of 2015 on your graduation!


Learn More About the Student Affairs Administration Program

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. 

2015 Admissions Brochure for Prospective Students or contact us at to receive more information. 

Learning Goals for SAA Students

Student Affairs Administration Program Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

Gain a greater understanding of what the SAA program has to offer for prospective graduate students.