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Student Affairs Concentration


University of Maryland Student Affairs Graduate Program Virtual Visit Day 

What: Interested in learning more about the Student Affairs program at The University of Maryland? Join us for a Virtual Visit Day. The visit day will consist of an overview of the program and time to ask questions to faculty and students. 
When: Thursday, October 20th at 5pm EST for potential masters students 
Friday, October 21st at 4pm EST for potential PhD students 
Where: Completely online via Adobe connect 

Register online via

You will receive a link  to access the virtual visit day once you have signed up via the link above. 

Fall 2017 Admission Deadline is Dec. 1, 2016.

Student Affairs Concentration Information

The Student Affairs Concentration is committed to the professional preparation of student affairs educators in higher education environments. The concentration is modeled and directed by the core values of student development, multiculturalism/social justice, leadership, scholarship and research, and ethical practices. We maintain a strong relationship with the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park, which has a historic commitment to supporting scholar-practitioners. Masters graduates commonly work in settings such as student activities centers, academic advising offices, career services offices, offices of resident life, orientation, leadership programs, and multicultural centers. Doctoral graduates often become graduate faculty and/or senior administrators, directing such offices as academic advising centers, student activities, offices of student life, multicultural centers, assessment and research, learning support services, and career centers. Our location near Washington DC provides students with an abundance of opportunities to work in various higher education institutions, policy organizations, and associations in the area.

The masters program is designed to meet the 2003 Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education criteria for Master's programs with emphasis on the college student population and multicultural issues. The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) is a cooperative effort of over 40 professional associations in Student Affairs Administration who have designed standards of preparation and practice for the profession.

To apply, please complete the application on the Graduate School Website, [click here]

For admissions information, please check out our admissions brochure and FAQ section:

SAC admissions brochure (click here).

Frequently Asked Admissions Related Questions

For detailed information about the Student Affairs Concentration, please check out the following links:

For any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Student Affairs Concentration Graduate Assistant