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Master's in Student Affairs in Higher Education

The Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) track* integrates counseling theory and practice, student development theories, higher education administration, and student services programming with a specialized focus on multicultural affairs and diversity education. Walsh University's SAHE program combines a strong counseling core curriculum with student affairs/higher education specialty courses and a multicultural/diversity focus. Our program features experienced faculty and small class sizes at our convenient Northeast Ohio location to assure individual attention and encourage active participation. Several courses are available in an accelerated, 8-week format to give students an opportunity to increase the pace of their degree path.

Master's in Student Affairs in Higher Education Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be prepared for a wide variety of college personnel roles and functions including student affairs programming and administration, residence life and housing, multicultural affairs, student academic success programs, global learning, international student and service learning programs, and beyond. In addition to post master's employment opportunities in higher education, graduates with this degree could go on to pursue a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in higher education with the goal of seeking executive administrative positions in universities or teaching in graduate programs.

Master's in Student Affairs in Higher Education Course Requirements 

Foundations (6 sem. hrs.)

BSC 560 Introduction to Counseling and the Counseling Profession (3)
CHD 602 Research Methods and Program Evaluation (3)

Areas of Concentration (30 sem. hrs.)

CHD 610 Theories of Counseling (3)
CHD 624 Career Counseling (3)
CHD 626 Group Process (3)
CHD628 Post-Secondary Student Development: Theories, Programs & Assessment Practices (3)
CHD 640 Foundations, Functions and Professional Issues in SAHE (3)
CHD 663 Law, Ethics & Decision-Making in SAHE (3)
CHD 670 Multicultural Affairs in Diversity Education (3)
CHD 730  Social & Cultural Diversity (3)
CHD 793 I  Internship in Student Affairs in Higher Education I (3)
CHD 793 II  Internship in Student Affairs in Higher Education II (3)

Electives (6 sem. hrs.) 

CHD Electives
CHD 635 Addictions (3)
CHD 637 Consultation, Collaboration & Leadership (3)
CHD 710-8 Conflict Resolution (3)
CHD 749 Crisis Intervention (3)
CHD 762 Eating Disorders (3)
CHD 763 Wellness (3)

Interndisciplinary Electives
MBA 622 Organizational behavior & Communication (3)
MBA 744 Services Marketing (3)
THEO 676 Lay Ecclesial Leadership (3)
THEO 680 Catholic Moral Life (3)
THEO 690 Spiritual Formation (3)

TOTAL: 42 Semester Hours

Downloadable Docs
  1. SAHE Brochure

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