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Program Planning

Sample Program Plan for Full-time Master's Students

This sample is only to provide students with a sense of what a course load could look like at MSU. All academic course selections should be discussed with your academic advisor. Please note that the program plan for part-time students will vary from this.

First Fall Semester (10 Credit Hours):

      *EAD 873 - College Student Development

      *EAD 874 - Introduction to Student Affairs

      *EAD 805 - Administration in Higher Education

      *EAD 893 - Professional Development Seminar

First Spring Semester (10 Credit Hours):

      *EAD 889 - Research and Assessment in Student Affairs

      *EAD 871 - Collegiate Contexts for Teaching and Learning

      *Elective

      *EAD 893 - Professional Development Seminar

      *Practicum

Second Fall Semester (10 Credit Hours):

      *EAD 875 - Issues and Strategies in Student Affairs

      *EAD 870 - Foundations of Postsecondary Education

      *Elective

      *EAD 893 - Professional Development Seminar

      *Practicum

Second Spring Semester (10 Credit Hours):

      *Elective

      *Elective

      *Elective

      *EAD 893 - Professional Development Seminar

 

Curriculum Requirements for MA in Student Affairs Administration

Major Courses (25 credit hours):

EAD 805 Administration in Higher Education
EAD 870 Foundations of Postsecondary Education
EAD 871 Collegiate Contexts for Teaching and Learning
EAD 873 College Student Development
EAD 874 Introduction to Student Affairs
EAD 875 Issues and Strategies in Student Affairs
EAD 889 Research and Assessment in Student Affairs
EAD 893 Professional Development Seminar in Student Affairs
  (1 credit per semester, 4 credits required in program)

Sample of Potential Elective Courses in EAD:

EAD 801 Leadership and Organizational Development
EAD 802 Building a Learning Organization
EAD 860 Concept of a Learning Society
EAD 861 Adult Learning
EAD 863 Training and Professional Development
EAD 864 Adult Career Development
EAD 866 Teaching in Postsecondary Education
EAD 872 Legal Issues in Higher Education
EAD 876 Budgeting and Finance in Higher Education
EAD 877 Program Planning and Evaluation in Postsecondary Contexts
EAD 890 Independent Study

Supplemental Courses:

Selected in consultation with the faculty advisor, these courses should be used to build skills in areas such as academic advisement, training and development, communications and counseling, etc. They can be taken from departments throughout the university. Doctoral courses in EAD are also acceptable and encouraged.

Please Note:

So that you may be certified for graduation promptly upon completion of your program, as a degree candidate you must obtain final program approval from your advisor during or immediately prior to the semester in which you enroll for the final course on your program.  A program of study for the Master's Degree must be prepared by the advisor and student prior to the student completing 10 semester hours of study.  All requirements (including transfer credit) must be completed within five calendar years from the date of first course accepted toward requirements of the degree through date of completion of final course.  The final twenty credits must be completed while student is on degree status.