This program is currently not accepting new students. For further information contact the Department of Educational Leadership, Western Washington University, 516 High Street., Bellingham, WA 98225-9087, Phone: (360) 650-3190, email: Sherry.Haskins@wwu.edu, website: www.wce.wwu.edu/Depts/SAA
The Student Affairs Administration program prepares professionals for work in student affairs in higher education. The program emphasizes competence in the areas of student learning, student development theory and practice, leadership and management, advising/counseling, group process, assessment, cultural pluralism, collaboration, and program development. Further, it develops abilities necessary to navigate current problems and issues facing student affairs in higher education.
The program of study and supervised internship meets the guidelines of the Council for Advancement of Standards for Student Services/Development programs (CAS preparation standards). The professional skill development, theoretical concepts, research and assessment activities, and experiential opportunities provided by the program are often applied to a broad array of leadership and/or helping relationship roles in higher education.
A three-quarter, in-depth internship in a student affairs office is an integral component of the program. The research and assessment requirement is an applied practitioner research and assessment project, though students may choose a thesis option.
For more information, see the Student Affairs Administration program website at www.wce.wwu.edu/Depts/SAA.
The program prepares professionals for leadership positions in student affairs in higher education.
Admit Quarters: Summer (each cohort begins summer quarter).
Deadline: Application deadline is January 15th for priority consideration.
Graduate Assistant Deadline: Deadline to apply for a graduate assistantship is January 15th for priority consideration.
- A completed application and fee
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
- Two sets of official transcripts from each school attended (3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours of study is required)
- Three current references
- Miller Analogies Test (preferred) or the Graduate Record Exam, General Test; test scores are not required if an applicant holds an advanced degree
- A current résumé
- A two-page statement which addresses relevant experiences, interests, learning objectives, and career goals
- Computer competence is expected
Please submit all application directly to the Graduate School, Old Main 530.
Interview: An interview with the admissions committee will take place in late February or early March for selected applicants.