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Graduate Program in Student Affairs in Higher Education

Through a balance of academic and practical experiences, you'll develop the ability to apply theory and skills as an effective practitioner. Whether you are beginning a career in this field or have experience and want to strengthen your credentials for a leadership position, you'll find our program has a great deal to offer.

Student Affairs in Higher Education, MA

Academic Advising Certificate

The Student Affairs in Higher Education Department at IUP is designed to prepare graduate students for employment in higher education in entry-level or mid-management student affairs positions, dependent upon their previous experiences.

SAHE Department Statement on Diversity and Racial Justice

The SAHE Department is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and socially just learning environment for our students and faculty. As we observe deeply rooted and pervasive acts of white supremacy and systemic racism, particularly anti-Black racism, we affirm that it is our individual and collective responsibility to draw on our life experiences, our interactions with one another, and our education (both inside and outside the classroom) as sources of awareness, knowledge, and skills. We are committed, as individual faculty and students, to continue to expand our own multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills in this important area and to take meaningful and transformative action toward change.


SAHE Alumna Presented Lunardini Award

At the conclusion of resident assistant training for the undergraduate student staff at IUP, the SAHE faculty formally presented the 2023 Ronald Lunardini Distinguished Alumni Award to Julene (Jules) Pinto-Dyczewski.

SAHE Alumnus Named Executive Director of Phi Mu Delta

Samuel Waltemeyer (SAHE '11) was selected as Phi Mu Delta Fraternity’s fourth executive director, effective August 1, 2023.

Benjamin Participates in Research Seminar and Presents at Conference on Engaged Learning

Mimi Benjamin, professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education department, participated in the final year of a three-year research seminar at Elon University June 25–30. 2023.

Retired SAHE Faculty Member Granted Emeritus Status

John Mueller, a retired faculty member in the Student Affairs in Higher Education department, was recently granted emeritus status after 22 years of service to the university.

Students Honored at SAHE Department Banquet

SAHE students were honored at the Student Affairs in Higher Education banquet.