Higher Education/Student Affairs

Graduates of the Higher Education/Student Affairs (HESA) Program are prepared to enter or continue a career in student affairs and higher education for entry and mid-level positions. Our mission is to provide a practice-based experience for students while providing quality learning with faculty who are engaged in teaching, research, and service.

The Program is designed to offer students a general introduction to student affairs and higher education. Career opportunities are positions with direct experience with students, such as:

  • Admissions
  • Academic Advising
  • Residence Life (Learning Communities)
  • Student Activities
  • Advising Student-Athletes
  • Advising Greek Life
  • Orientation
  • First-year Students
  • Career Services
  • Support Offices for Retention
  • Historically Under-served Populations (Diversity, LGBT, Veteran, Women's Centers)

The Program meets the CAS (Certificate of Advanced Study) standards for student affairs graduate programs with 38 credit hours. There are two distinct internships available at various institutions in southeastern Michigan, although not limited to Michigan. Classes are arranged for the practiced based learner in the evenings, weekend, week-long, hybrid, and some online formats.