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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

Virtual Information Session

Thursday, January 25
  • 4:00–5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
  • Status: Space available
  • Location: Online

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.


Benjamin Presents on Peer Mentoring at ACPA Conference

Mimi Benjamin, professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Department, presented at the ACPA convention on the findings of an international research project on peer mentoring, focusing on establishing belonging through peer support programs for underrepresented students.

Lowery Contributes Chapter to Student Affairs Text

John Wesley Lowery authored a chapter on student conduct administration in Rentz's "Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education" (6th edition).

Lowery Delivers 2024 Saddlemire Lecture at BGSU

John Wesley Lowery, professor and department chair of Student Affairs in Higher Education, delivered the 2024 Saddlemire Lecture at Bowling Green State University on Tuesday, April 2.

Lowery Presents at NASPA Conference

John Wesley Lowery presented at the 2024 NASPA Conference in Seattle last week on law and policy issues and the history of student affairs profession.

Lowery Presents at ASCA Annual Conference

On Saturday, February 3, 2024, John Wesley Lowery, professor and department chair of Student Affairs in Higher Education, presented at ASCA conference held at Portland, Oregon.