The M.Ed. Program in Student Affairs Practice at Clemson University—affiliated with the CACREP-accredited Counselor Education unit—is consistently regarded as one of the top programs in the Southeast, if not the nation. The program is designed to produce student affairs generalists, defined as competent practitioner-scholars who:
More information can be found in this graduate handbook.
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Students in this program can expect to integrate and apply knowledge through a variety of complementary experiences, including:
Applications are due by February 1 with preference given to students with graduate assistantships or who are working full-time in higher education; for spring admissions (reserved for part-time students only), October 1 is the deadline. Application files that are complete by February 1 and October 1 will be reviewed for admission. Final decisions will be made typically by mid-February for fall admission and mid-October for spring admission.
The Student Affairs graduate program is designed for students who obtain a graduate assistantship in a student affairs or student services functional unit; these assistantships are competitive and are typically obtained through the CUGARS process. The program is also designed for professionals already working in higher education settings who intend to maintain their full-time student affairs/student services employment while they complete their coursework. Because the size of each cohort is determined by (a) available assistantships and (b) faculty capacity, applicants who do not receive an assistantship with Clemson University or who are not full-time employees in higher education settings should NOT expect to have a space in the cohort. The program faculty feel strongly that students’ academic coursework should be accompanied by hands-on, concurrent work experience, as students’ practitioner experience is constantly referenced through the program curriculum.
Student Affairs Assistantships: http://www.clemson.edu/administration/student-affairs/ga/index.html