College Student Affairs Administration, M.Ed.

The Master of Education in College Student Affairs Administration program is designed for students interested in professional leadership in various student affairs and student services areas. Program participants will prepare for careers involving organizational management, student development, leadership training, and campus life administration.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

University Requirements*
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee 
• Submission of official transcripts 
*International students may have additional requirements.

Departmental Requirements
• Submission of official GRE or MAT test score 
• Undergraduate cumulative GPA 
• Submission of letter of intent describing reasons for applying to the program and associated career goals. 
• Submission of resume 
• Submission of three letters of recommendation including one professional reference and one academic reference. 
• Overall fit with the program

Department Contact

Dr. Jim Hurd
Program Advisor

Phone: (850) 474-2214

Catalog Description
Department's Website

Application Deadlines

Certain graduate programs have earlier application deadlines. Check with the graduate department for departmental specific deadlines.

Student Perspective

“The CSAA program transformed my perception of Student Affairs and Higher Education altogether. The skills, competencies, and best practices that I have learned as well as the hands-on experience working in the field has given me the insight and knowledge to continue on and progress through the field post-graduation. I have made incredible relationships with classmates, professors and Student Affairs professionals; I would not exchange my time at UWF with any other educational experience. I would recommend the CSAA program to anyone looking to become a part of Student Affairs as I have gained so much in only two short years and am grateful for the people I have met, the tasks I’ve been given, and the invaluable knowledge that I have gained.” — Shelby Christopher, Class of 2014

Faculty Perspective

“I feel fortunate to have been part of this program since its inception. The roots of the program were set in two big ideas. First, many of us in the division of Student Affairs wanted to do something to give back to our profession and the opportunity to train new professionals was a great way to do that. Second, we wanted to attract highly qualified and motivated graduate assistants to work in our departments to help grow and advance our programs and services. Now, over ten years later with many successful alumni in the field and talented, bright students currently in the program, we can claim success on both fronts. It has been and continues to be a pleasure to work with and nurture the next generation of student affairs professionals through the CSAA program.” — Dr. James Hurd, Program Advisor for the CSAA Program