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The master’s degree in Higher Education prepares graduates to affect change and enact critical reforms in academic, student affairs, and administrative settings in higher education.
This program goes beyond basic development of professional skills in student affairs to include broader policies and understandings of institutions of postsecondary education. Students gain an understanding of higher education systems, professional organizations and associations, faculty culture, campus partnerships, and fostering student learning and development. There is an emphasis on the historical, philosophical, and legal foundations of higher education needed to advocate and support students of all backgrounds and needs. This program aligns with standards from the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, ACPA College Student Educators International, and NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
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A strength of our program is our partnerships across Syracuse University and other local schools and organizations that provide intensive internships, where students are often supervised by our alumni. These include:
Our graduates are prepared to advise, counsel, and develop curricular and co-curricular programs that enhance college students’ learning at colleges and universities of all sizes and types, in areas such as: