The college student personnel program is a two-year, practitioner-oriented master‘s degree designed to prepare student personnel administrators and administrative needs of colleges and universities. Philosophically based in college and university administration and resting on standards articulated by the Council for Advancement of Standards for Student Services/Student Development programs, the program prepares individuals for a wide and growing variety of student and university service positions in post-secondary institutions including admissions, orientation, records, financial aid, academic advising, housing, athletics, disability services, career services, student activities and leadership development, institutional research and assessment, advancement and alumni relations, Greek life, and international education.
Students are admitted to the college student personnel program each spring for matriculation in the fall. Prospective students must submit current GRE scores (within the past five years). In addition, the following information must be submitted to the departmental office (program coordinator) by February 1 – College Student Personnel Program Application form online and 3 rating/reference forms. An online admission application must also be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions. It is recommended that all materials be submitted by February 15.
The college student personnel program requires a minimum of 36 hours, including 6 hours of practicum experience. Students are required to complete either a thesis or problems-in-lieu of thesis as a culminating activity.