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The primary mission of this program is to prepare students for leadership roles in higher education student affairs. Integrating theory and practice, maintaining strong interdisciplinary relationships, fostering high quality research, and sponsoring activities that enhance the development of professionals are high priorities of the program.

Contact Information

Joanne Risacher, Ph.D.

444 Allyn Hall

937-775-2680/2516

joanne.risacher@wright.edu

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Comments from our faculty

"A major feature of our program is the opportunity for students to consider internship experiences at one of the 15 higher education institutions in our metropolitan area.  These institutions represent very different types of environments: public and private, large and small, 2 year and 4 year, residential and commuter, as well as institutions identified as religiously affiliated, historically black, or progressive"

Joanne Risacher, Ph.D., Instructor- Student Affairs in Higher Education Program.


Student Affairs goes international!



From left to right: Kathy Winters, Lindsey Hofmeyer, Kiberly Federle

These are second year graduate students in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program at Wright State University located in Dayton, Ohio. They are completing a three-week internship with Anglia Ruskin University located in Cambridge, England. Follow the SAHE students completing their International Internship in England on twitter: @uksahewsu


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Comments from our students

"The SAHE program at Wright State provided me with both an excellent foundation in student development theory and well-designed opportunities to put this theory into practice. In addition, the collaborative and supportive faculty created professional connections that will sustain me through my career as a practitioner."

-Brian Borchers, 2007

"The SAHE program allowed me to make a career change with ease."

-Charlisha Rankin, 2006

"The SAHE program gave me the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences. These experiences allowed me to see several different areas within student affairs and make professional connections. They also gave me valuable experience that has helped shape me as a student affairs professional."

-Michelle Crawford, 2006

"As a non-traditional student working on a career change after my retirement, I felt very welcome in the SAHE program - both by the professors as well as the other students."
–Jim Ginzer, 2005

"I enjoyed the collaboration and cooperation with other educational institutions in the Miami Valley and the opportunity for students from diverse and eclectic backgrounds to come together and learn about the history, culture, and inner workings of student affairs in higher education."

Michael Albright, 2004

Department of Leadership Studies
490 Allyn Hall
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
937 775-2516 or 937 775-2506
Fax: 937 775-2405

 

STUDENT AFFAIRS IN HIGHER EDUCATION - ADMINISTRATION
Semester-Based Program beginning fall 2012 semester

Master of Education (M.Ed.) or Master of Arts (M.A.)

Degree without teaching licensure.

The Students Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE.)program is developed to provide education and training for individuals interested in careers in students services. The emphasis of this program is on student affairs and development from an administrative perspective. The primary mission of the program is to prepare students for leadership roles in higher education student affairs.


Course #
Course Title
Credit Hours
SAA 7600 Introduction to Student Affairs in Higher Education 3
SAA 7610 Student Development Theory 3
EDL 7510 Statistics and Research 3
SAA 7640 Program Evaluation and Assessment in SAHE 3
SAA 7680 Finance and Budget Mgt in Higher Edu/Student Affairs 3
HEA 9220 Law of Higher Education

3

SAA 7630 Diversity Issues 1
LDR 7690 Designing Diverse Learning Experiences 3
SAA 7650 Internship I in Student Affairs in Higher Education 3
SAA 7670 Internship II in Student Affairs in Higher Education 3
SAA 7620 Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education 3
HEA 9260 The Community College 3
Total Hours for M.Ed Program: 34
Additional courses needed for the M.A. Degree (meets CAS Standards)
LDR 7590 Qualitative Research Methods 3
EDL 9880 Research and the Educational Leader 3
LDR 9990 Thesis 3
Total Hours for M.A Program: 43
Choose one option to meet CAS Standards in M.Ed Program
A: Career/Advising Option
SAA 6620 Special Topics: SAHE 3
SAA 6630 Career Dev. Theory & Skills Application 2
SAA 6640 Career Assessment and Employability 2
SAA 6650 Career Program and Service Development 2
Total Additional Hours: 9
B: International Programs Option
SAA 6620 Special Topics: SAHE (International Student Services) 3
SAA 6620 Special Topics: SAHE (Study Abroad) 3
SAA 6620 Special Topics: SAHE (International Internship) 3
Total Additional Hours: 9
C: Sports Management Option
Courses needed:
SPM 7010 Current Issues in American Sports 2
SPM 7080 Marketing and Public Relations in Sport 3
HEA 9290 The Role of Athletics in Higher Education 3
Course Options (Select Two):
SPM 7030 Academic Support Services for Student Athletes 1
SPM 7040 Recreation Management 1
SPM 7050 Compliance and Regulation 1
SPM 7060 Facilities and Event Management 1
Total Additional Hours: 10

 

NOTE: The SAHE program offers graduate students opportunities for involvement in a variety of areas while they are pursing their degree. Practicum, internships, and graduate assistantships are designed to complement the academic course work and provide opportunities for practical application. Assistantships are not required but highly recommended for students to pursue.

Program information last modified Thursday, 23rd August, 2012 @ 08:01am

The Program
The Student Affairs In Higher Education program provides education for individuals interested in professional careers in student affairs. The emphasis of this program is on the administrative perspective of student services and supports student development. The Student Affairs in Higher Education program offers graduate students opportunities for involvement in a variety of areas while they are pursuing their Master's degree. Practicum, Internships, (On-Campus | Off-Campus) and Graduate Assistantships are designed to complement the academic course work and provide opportunities for practical application. Assistantships are not required but highly recommended for students to pursue.

Graduate students in our program represent gender and racial diversity, geographical spread, and a significant number of different undergraduate academic disciplines. Candidates have been active in student government, residential services, Greek life, campus recreation and others have worked full time in varied campus offices. Demand for graduates of the Student Affairs In Higher Education Program has been strong.

Total Quarter Hours: 65
Note: The course requirements are illustrative only. They are updated regularly to be in keeping with standards of good practice in Student Affairs as defined by the Council for the Advancement of Standard (CAS).

Sports Management Certificate Program

Contact Dr. Michael Cusack, Sports Management Program Coordinator, for more information at michael.cusack@wright.edu or 937-775-3261. 


Practicum & Internships ( On-Campus | Off-Campus)

Some positions held by program alums:


Associate Director of Residence Life, California State University-Northridge
Community Director, Wright State University
Associate Director for Academic Support, Recruitment and Minority Affairs, Wright State University- School Of Medicine
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Miami University
Assistant Director of Admissions, Wright State University
Director of Student Activities, Cedarville University
Vice President for Enrollment Services, United Theological Seminary
Dean of Students, Wilberforce University
Assistant Dean of Students, University of Dayton
Director of Campus Recreation, West Alabama University
Director of Housing, Neuman College
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, Wright State University
Academic Advisor, Ohio State University