July 1, academic priority deadline is Dec. 15
Graduate assistantship priority deadline is Jan. 15
(this requires a separate application)
Entrance exam: GRE
Exam waiver available: Yes
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2 years (full time)
Learn how you can start or advance a career in a burgeoning field with a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from App State. In this program, you will gain the tools to work with diverse student bodies, foster leadership and engagement and deepen your understanding of the higher education landscape.
Position yourself for future roles as an academic advisor, a career development counselor, a diversity and social justice professional or a residence life staff member.
You will reflect on your experiences as an undergraduate student and shape your personal philosophy for supporting students.
Visit the Reich College of Education website for more information about the Student Affairs Administration program.
Explore the Graduate Bulletin to learn about the program of study for this degree.
In its 2022 “Best Colleges” rankings, U.S. News & World Report named App State:
The Princeton Review named App State among the best schools in the U.S. and the Southeast for 2022.
Forbes magazine ranked App State among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2022.
Where can an App State degree take you? Anywhere you want to go!
The Division of Student Affairs at Appalachian State University is committed to the development of lifelong learners and leaders by engaging and challenging students within a culture of care and inclusion. The division consists of 16 units that offer activities and services to help students develop more fully by becoming global learners, fostering healthy relationships, appreciating diversity and different perspectives, understanding community responsibility, enhancing self-awareness, developing autonomy and living ethically. Learn more at studentaffairs.appstate.edu.
App State’s Career Development Center
Services provided by the Career Development Center include resume reviews, career coaching, job and internship search assistance, and other tools for you to achieve life and professional success.
Work outside your cultural boundaries. Learn more
Invest in yourself with opportunities designed to stimulate career growth. Learn more
Earn some money while you earn your degree. Learn more
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Dr. Alan Mueller
Interim Program Director
Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling
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