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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

College Student Development - Student Affairs Practice Concentration, MA


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Program Code: MA_496C
CIP Code: 13.1102

Program of Study for the Master of Arts in College Student Development


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores; a completed Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling questionnaire; an interview.

Student Development Assistantships: Applicants should complete the division of student development’s assistantship application: http://assistantships.appstate.edu.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Location: On Campus

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in College Student Development


Total Required (Minimum 48 Hours)


Required Courses (24 Hours)


Additional courses may be required by the student’s program committee as part of, or in addition to, the listed requirements and electives. The required internship (HPC 5900 ) will be designed to meet objectives within the chosen concentration. Prerequisites for the internship are the designated courses listed under each concentration and approval of the departmental chair. Practicum/Internship request forms are available in the HPC office and must be completed and approved prior to registration.

Prerequisites: Students should pay particular attention to the prerequisites listed in each course description; the curriculum is carefully structured to ensure that students have the necessary prerequisite knowledge before enrolling courses.

Concentration Requirements (24 Hours)


Students with no previous student affairs experience must take HPC 5900 , Practicum in College Student Development, as a guided elective. Students may take other approved graduate level courses from a wide range of courses in this or other departments as electives provided that they have taken any necessary prerequisite and the course is consistent with the student’s interests and career goals and approved by their advisor.

Other Requirements for the MA in College Student Development


  • Thesis: Not required
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive: Portfolio of Learning Required; students must take the required courses for the degree (excluding internship) and submit a final portfolio certifying completion of all point totals for the Portfolio, prior to presenting a final defense to the Faculty and Student Affairs professional.
  • Product of Learning: Not required

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