Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education

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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.

Please visit the About Our Graduates page to view résumés from the Class of 2021!

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.

News

Benjamin Recognized as COEC 2020-21 Faculty Research Awardee

The Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education is pleased to announce that Mimi Benjamin is the recipient of College of Education and Communications Faculty Research award which recognizes “outstanding achievement and success in scholastic endeavors.” She joined the SAHE faculty in 2013. 

SAHE Alumna Honored as COEC Alumni Scholar for 2021

The Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education is pleased to announce that Annemarie Vaccaro is the 2021 recipient of College of Education and Communications Alumni Scholar award.

Ron and Peggy Lunardini Fund Announced at COEC Scholarship Reception

The Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education and the College of Education and Communications formally announced the Ron and Peggy Lunardini Fund on October 18, 2021.

Newkerk Scholarships Awarded for 2021

The Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education is pleased to announce two recipients of the Nancy Newkerk Scholarship for 2021: Abigail (Abby) Gontis and Reaiah Rutherford.

Join SAHE for our November Online Info Session

IUP SAHE faculty and students are partnering to host a Zoom-based information session for prospective students seeking a master's degree in student affairs and higher education on Monday, November 15.

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