Full-time, 2-year, cohort-based program providing entry-level student affairs educators a generalist preparation. Curriculum focuses on student development and learning, connection of theory to practice, and extensive experiential components.

Degree Type: Masters

Degree Program Code: MED_CSAA

Degree Program Summary:

The CSAA Program is one of three master’s degree programs in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services of the College of Education. Other programs include School Counseling and Community Counseling. The CSAA program is designed to meet the Standards of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and the requirements of the University of Georgia Graduate School and College of Education. Learning is encouraged through traditional academic study and research, and experiential activities such as field-work, practica, and internships.

The primary purpose of the college student affairs administration preparation program is to aid graduate students in acquiring the skills and competencies necessary to apply human development, interpersonal facilitation, group leadership, assessment, and administrative principles to work with college students in higher education organizations. The specific focus of the program is on student development, which is concerned with students’ learning and personal growth while they are in college. Graduates work in such settings as college residence halls, student activities programs, career planning and placement centers, admissions offices, international student offices, minority student services, Greek life programs, community service programs, learning assistance centers, new student orientation, and academic advising centers.

Locations Offered:

Athens (Main Campus)

College / School:

Mary Frances Early College of Education

110 Carlton Street
Athens, GA 30602



Counseling and Human Development Services

Graduate Coordinator(s):

Merrily Dunn

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