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Associate Professor

Griffin, Kimberly, Full Member

Assistant Professor

Espino, Michelle, Full Member

Park, Julie J, Full Member

Assistant Clinical Professor

Maddox, Candace,

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Student Affairs (HISA)   

Program Title and Classification

Student Affairs

Graduate Degree Program

College: Education

Abstract

The Student Affairs Concentration is committed to the professional preparation of student affairs educators in higher education environments. The concentration is modeled and directed by the core values of student development, multiculturalism/social justice, leadership, scholarship and research, and ethical practices. We maintain a strong relationship with the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park, which has a historic commitment to supporting scholar-practitioners. Master's graduates commonly work in settings such as student activities centers, academic advising offices, career services offices, offices of resident life, orientation, leadership programs, and multicultural centers. Doctoral graduates often become graduate faculty and/or senior administrators, directing such offices as academic advising centers, student activities, offices of student life, multicultural centers, assessment and research, learning support services, and career centers. Our location near Washington DC provides students with an abundance of opportunities to work in various higher education institutions, policy organizations, and associations in the area.

 

Student Affairs is a an area of concentration within The Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education (HESI) graduate program.  In addition to Student Affairs, HESI programs offers concentrations in Higher Education and International Education Policy. Please only include one area of concentration on your application. Before applying students should familiarize themselves with each concentration area and choose the one that most closely fits their own particular needs and aspirations. The College of Education website (http://www.education.umd.edu/) offers descriptions of all the concentrations, faculty profiles and contact information, and is an essential resource for all applicants.

 

HESI graduate programs are part of a new department, the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education. Previously, Student Affairs was part of the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services and Higher Education and International Education Policy were part of the Department of Education Leadership, Higher Education and International Education.   HESI is committed to advancing the positive role education can have in society. Our faculty and students study core facets of the education system; this includes the functioning and impact of colleges and universities, student learning and development in higher education, and the enactment and implementation of K-18 and nonformal education policies in an international context. HESI offerings are characterized by a particular emphasis on social justice, diversity, policy, and system change. Our students and faculty are scholars, practitioners, change agents, and innovative leaders active in universities, as well as in national and international organizations and policy-making bodies. The program is a collaborative community that develops theory, conducts research and translates these to practice, and engages students, educators, and professionals in the advancement of education.

 

Graduate Degrees Offered: M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D

The Master's program is designed to meet the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education criteria for Master's programs with emphasis on the college student population and multicultural issues. The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) is a cooperative effort of over 40 professional associations in Student Affairs Administration who have designed standards of preparation and practice for the profession.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume

To apply, please complete the application on the Graduate School Website, [click here]

For admissions information, please check out our admissions brochure and FAQ section:

SAC admissions brochure (click here).

Frequently Asked Admissions Related Questions

For any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Student Affairs Concentration Graduate Assistant

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
1 Dec
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
1 Dec


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.education.umd.edu/CHSE/HESI_overview.html

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Thesis only: 40 credits required

EDCP 610: Professional Orientation (3 credits)

EDCP 618: Counseling Skills: Introduction to Practicum (3 credits)

EDCP 655: Organizational Dimensions of Student Affairs (3 credits)

EDCP 672: Individual and Organizational Assessment in Student Affairs (3 credits)

EDCP 741: Multicultural Practice in Student Affairs: Self, Education, and Society (3 credits)

EDCP 771: The College Student (3 credits)

EDCP 888: Internship in Student Affairs Research/Practice (1 credit)

EDCP 888A: Apprenticeship in Student Personnel Services (3 credits)

EDMS 645: Quantitative Research Methods I (3 credits) OR EDCP 773: Designing Qualitative Research in Counseling and Student Affairs Contexts (3 credits)

EDCP 619B: Practicum in Counseling (3 credits) OR EDCP 671: Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation Practicum (3 credits)

EDMS 646: General Linear Models I (3 credits) OR EDCP 773: Designing Qualitative Research in Counseling and Student Affairs Contexts (3 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

EDCP 799: Master's Thesis Research (6 credits)

 

 

 

 

 

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Non-thesis only: 40 credits required

EDCP 610: Professional Orientation (3 credits)

EDCP 618: Counseling Skills: Introduction to Practicum (3 credits)

EDCP 655: Organizational Dimensions of Student Affairs (3 credits)

EDCP 672: Individual and Organizational Assessment in Student Affairs (3 credits)

EDCP 741: Multicultural Practice in Student Affairs: Self, Education, and Society (3 credits)

EDCP 771: The College Student (3 credits)

EDCP 888: Internship in Student Affairs Research/Practice (1 credit)

EDCP 888A: Apprenticeship in Student Personnel Services (3 credits)

EDMS 645: Quantitative Research Methods I (3 credits) OR EDCP 773: Designing Qualitative Research in Counseling and Student Affairs Contexts (3 credits)

EDCP 619B: Practicum in Counseling (3 credits) OR EDCP 671: Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation Practicum (3 credits)

EDCP 798: Research Design and Proposal Writing Seminar (3 credits)

Two Professional Concentration/Focus courses (6 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

*Students must also write a seminar paper and pass a comprehensive exam.

 

 

The minimum number of credit hours required beyond the bachelor's degree for the M.Ed., is 40. All MEd students must do a seminar paper and a comprehensive examination.     

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Core Requirements

Doctoral students are required to complete 66 credits beyond the Master's degree including 12 credits of EDCP 899: Doctoral Dissertation Research, nine credits of electives, and nine credits in a professional concentration. Students can complete a three-credit internship as part of the elective requirement.

Required courses include:

EDHI 750: International Higher Education (3 credits)

EDCP 774: Advanced Seminar in Theories of College Student Development (3 credits)

EDCP 775: Facilitating Student Learning in Higher Education (3 credits)

EDCP 776: Social Justice in Student Affairs and Higher Education (3 credits)

EDCP 870: Professional Issues Seminar (3 credits)

EDCP 871: Student Affairs Doctoral Capstone Seminar (3 credits)

EDHI 672: Modes of Inquiry in Education Research (3 credits)

EDCP 742: Examining College Environments and Outcomes (3 credits)

EDCP 772: Research in Student Affairs (3 credits)

EDCP 773: Designing Qualitative Research in Counseling and Student Affairs Contexts (3 credits)

Quantitative Methods course (3 credits)

Advanced Research Methods/Methodology course (3 credits)

 

Phd students in Student Affairs are required to take 66 credits beyond the Master's degree. In addition to major and elective courses, each concentration requires 15 to 18 credits in research methods and 12 credits of dissertation research.

 

After students have completed most of their course work, a take-home comprehensive examination is required.    

 

Facilities and Special Resources

Faculty and students in the Department work closely with area schools, colleges, universities, associations and other education-related organizations. Extensive resources in the Washington, D.C., area, including international agencies and non-governmental organizations, provide exceptional opportunities for internships, field experiences, and research to enhance formal course experiences.          

Financial Assistance

The Department has a very limited number of merit-based fellowships and graduate assistantships available to students. Fellowships are awarded to doctoral students in March only for the following fall semester. A large number of assistantships are also available throughout campus, and many students regularly find assistantships in other departments and offices on campus. Assistantships are most often awarded in the spring for the following fall semester, but occasionally an assistantship may become available at another time of year.

 

Both fellowships and assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. It is to the student's advantage to apply well before the published application deadlines and to submit a complete application package if they intend to be considered for a fellowship, assistantship, or other form of financial aid. It is a requirement that a student be admitted as a condition of eligibility.

 

International students' applications are not considered complete and are not reviewed by the Department until they have received clearance from the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), which can take additional time. If you need information about ISSS clearance visit the ISSS website at http://www.umd.edu/ies. For more information on financial assistance, see the department web site: http://www.education.umd.edu/chse/admissions/finance.        

Website

http://www.education.umd.edu/CHSE/HESI_overview.html

Contacts

Kristen Rupert, Graduate Assistant for Student Affairs

Counseling, Higher Education, & Special Education

3942 Campus Drive, Benjamin Bldg-3214

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: (301) 405-2858

Fax: (301) 405-9995

sagrad-ga@umd.edu

 

Carol Scott, Coordinator

Counseling, Higher Education, & Special Education

3942 Campus Drive, Benjamin Bldg-3214

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301.405.8384

Fax: (301) 405-9995

chse-admissions@umd.edu

 

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EDCP

EDHI

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Keywords

HESI

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Higher Education (HIED)

International Education Policy (HIEP)