Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership M.A.

Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership M.A.

The HESAL M.A. program prepares effective student affairs professionals who value a social justice perspective toward their work in higher education and student affairs leadership. Students take a wide array of courses (for example, from culture and law to policy and pedagogy to finance and development) in consultation with an assigned advisor which can assist you in preparing for a vocation in higher education’s diverse environments. Opportunities are encouraged and provided for practical experiences under the mentorship of experienced higher education and student affairs leaders.

Admission. Students must hold a bachelor’s degree in any major from an accredited institution. There are two parts in the process of admission to the HESAL Master’s Program at the University of Northern Colorado, including the Graduate School application process and the HESAL Program application process.

To download the application packet from the HESAL Program, please visit our forms page, www.unco.edu/cebs/hesal/apply.htm.

To receive information from the Graduate School, contact:

Graduate School

Campus Box 135, Carter Hall Room 2007

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO 80639

(970) 351-2831

These two parts must be pursued simultaneously. It takes up to 20 working days for the Graduate School to set up a student record, evaluate eligibility for admission, and prepare a screening packet for our HESAL Selection Committee. Once the Committee has reviewed your full application, they make a recommendation regarding your admission. If accepted to the program, you will be assigned an advisor and the recommendation will be forwarded on to the Graduate School. The Graduate Dean then communicates the official admission decision to you in writing, and the Graduate School staff record the decision on your student record.

Commitment to Diversity. The Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership program recognizes the importance of addressing the needs of an increasingly diverse society. To that end, the program strives to increase the educational opportunities of diverse student populations, as well as create an atmosphere where the values and concerns of diverse populations receive attention and respect. The program strives to enroll a diverse population of students. Issues of diversity are integrated into all course offerings.

For degree and program requirements, see:

Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership M.A.