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Prospective Student
Information Session
Master
Master
of Arts in Postsecondary Educational
Leadership
of Arts in Postsecondary Educational
Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs
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Program Missions
The Masters of Arts degree in Education with a Concentration in Postsecondary
Educational Leadership and a Specialization in Student Affairs is intended
for students pursuing positions in college and university divisions of student
affairs. Graduates of this program are well-prepared to deliver and assess
programs and serve students in a range of student affairs functional areas,
including: admissions, academic advising, campus life, career services,
multicultural affairs, new student orientation, residential education, and study
abroad programs.
The Masters of Arts degree in Education with a Concentration in Postsecondary
Educational Leadership and a Specialization in Postsecondary Education is
intended for students seeking positions in college and university administration.
Graduates of this program are well-prepared to deliver and assess programs
and serve students in a range of institutional areas, including: enrollment
services, financial aid, and training and development. Graduates of this program
are also prepared to work as service providers in governmental and non-profit
organizations.
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The SA program is for…
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Aspiring student affairs educators
seeking entry-level positions in
college and university divisions of
student affairs.
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Current student affairs
professionals seeking to advance
their careers and enhance their
theoretical knowledge and skills to
be student learning-centered
practitioners.
The PSE program is for…
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Individuals seeking entry-level positions
in college administration and/or
government and non-profits agencies
connected to a higher education context.
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Current professionals seeking to advance
and enhance their theoretical knowledge
and skills to be more informed and
effective administrators.
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Program Cornerstones
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Student learning centeredness informed by the practical
application of student learning, development, and engagement
theories
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Social justice demonstrated through concepts of universal design,
equity, and access embedded into the curriculum and connected to
the student’s development through reflective practice
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Outcomes-based assessment modeled through engagement in
outcomes-based assessment, applied research, and institutional
analysis and planning (SA)
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Analysis, planning, and responsible practice modeled on a
construct of higher education as a social responsibility within an
economically competitive environment (PSE)
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Program Full-Time Faculty
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Dr. Marilee Bresciani: Outcomes-based assessment of student learning;
program evaluation; inquiry and applied research
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Dr. Charles Degeneffe: Adjustment and care giving for family members of
persons with traumatic brain injuries; professional issues within
rehabilitation counseling education.
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Dr. Frank Harris III: Student development in postsecondary education;
college men and masculinities; racial/ethnic equity in student outcomes;
qualitative research methods
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Dr. Kendra Jeffcoat: Community college leadership, teaching, and learning
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Dr. Shaila Mullholland: History, philosophy, and development of community
colleges; postsecondary education policy; diversity in postsecondary
education; qualitative research methods
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Dr. Mark Tucker: Quantitative research methods; program evaluation;
rehabilitation counseling
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Dr. Luke Wood: Community colleges; ethical leadership and decisionmaking; black male achievement; leadership development
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Program Adjunct Faculty &
Assistantship Coordinators
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Dr. Yvonne Hernandez, Assistant Director for Greek Life, San
Diego State University
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Dr. Emily Marx, Director for the Center for Student
Involvement, University of California San Diego
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Dr. Sherry Mallory, Dean of Student Affairs at Revelle
College, University of California San Diego
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Dr. Robyn Adams, Assistant Director of Student Life &
Leadership, San Diego State University (Assistantship
Coordinator)
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Cynthia Davalos, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of
Student Affairs, University of California San Diego
(Assistantship Coordinator)
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Degree Requirements
Student Affairs (SA)
 Core Courses (6 units)
 Specialization Courses (12 units)
 Elective Courses (3 units)
 Research Courses (9 units)
 Reflective Learning Portfolio
For more information, see the
SA and PSE program
websites
Postsecondary Education (PSE)
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Core Courses (6 units)
Specialization Courses (9 units)
Elective Courses (6 units)
Research Courses (9 units)
Reflective Learning Portfolio
Note: Courses are held once per week, Monday–Thursday between 4:00pm
and 9:40pm. Students who enroll in this program MUST be available for
courses during these days/times between September and May of each year.
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Course Sequences
Two Year Sequence
Three Year Sequence
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Additional Certificates
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Certificate in Community College Teaching
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This 12 credit hour graduate certificate is designed to prepare
current and prospective community college faculty in transfer, basic
skill, vocational, and career technical education areas. The program
goals include improving competencies of existing and prospective
faculty.
Certificate in Institutional Research, Planning, & Assessment
(Launching Summer 2013)
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This 12 credit hour graduate certificate is to equip postsecondary
faculty and administrators in 2- and 4- year institutions with the
knowledge and skills to access, manage, and utilize input data,
student information system generated data, outcome-based
assessment results, and other benchmark indicators of institutional
data in their decision-making processes.
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Program Costs
Fall 2013 Tuition and Fees
6 graduate units or less: $2,600
6.1 graduate units or more:
$4,016
Non-Resident (Out-of-State and
International Students) tuition
and fees are an additional $372
per unit
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Assistantship Opportunities
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Residential Education
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Fraternity and Sorority Life
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Student Life and Leadership
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Assessment
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Parent and Family Programs
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International Student Services
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Educational Opportunity Program
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Programs Abroad
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Career Development
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Student Conduct
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Criteria Used for Assessing Applicants
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Preparation/readiness to pursue graduate education (GPA,
Letters of Recommendation, GRE scores)
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Writing proficiency
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Alignment between professional interests/goals and
program mission, cornerstones, and learning outcomes
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Previous leadership or professional work experience
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Knowledge of the Student Affairs/Postsecondary Education
profession
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Commitment to equity, diversity, service, and social justice
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Admissions Deadline and Procedures
Admissions Overview:
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Students must complete and submit two applications for
graduate admission:
1.
CSU Mentor application
2.
Supplemental department application
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All applicants must also take the GRE and submit all required
supplemental materials by the deadlines. We are not able to
consider applicants who do not meet these deadlines.
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Financial aid is available for those interested in the MA
program. Instructions on how to apply and other information
about financial aid can be found at the following site: SDSU
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
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Admissions Deadline and Procedures
Step 1: Applying to the University’s Graduate Division
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Complete the CSU Mentor Application by:
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December 14th SA
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March 1st PSE
Submit the required application fee with the CSU Mentor Application by:
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December 14th SA
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March 1st PSE
Have the following materials mailed directly to the Graduate Division by
January 10th (SA) or April 1st (PSE):
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TWO official transcripts in sealed envelopes
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Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test scores. There is no set GRE
score needed to enter the program, however, you must have a GRE score.
The GRE school code for our program is 4682.
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TOEFL Test Scores (for International Students only)
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Admissions Deadline and Procedures
Step 2: Applying to the ARPE Department
The following steps must be completed by January 10th (SA) or
March 1st (PSE):
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Complete the Supplemental Department online application
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Submit two letters of recommendation. The process for submitting letters is
integrated in the supplemental department online application.
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Submit unofficial transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate coursework.
Transcripts should be uploaded in the "Transcripts" section of the
supplemental department online application.
** If you are applying for a Student Affairs assistantship, required materials
with your program application must be submitted by January 10th (SA and
PSE).
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Admissions Deadline and Procedures
Step 3: Campus Interviews
All applications will be initially reviewed by a committee of
faculty in the ARPE department. Following this review, a select
group of students will be invited to interview for admission to the
program and for a student affairs assistantship (if applicable).
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Assistantship interviews will be held in-person or via Skype (at
the applicant’s preference) on February 28 and March 1. Students
who did not apply or are not being considered for an
assistantship will interview in-person or via Skype (at the
applicant’s preference) early March.
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Students will be notified of their admission status (admitted,
denied, or waitlisted) shortly following the interview period.
Please check the program website periodically for updates.
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Alumni
Cecily Nelson-Alford , Class of 2013
Assistant Director for Education,
Women’s Center
UC San Diego
Danielle Quiñones, Class of 2013
Student Programs Coordinator &
Organizations Advisor
UC Santa Barbara
Var Cummings, Class of 2012
Hall Director, Residence Life
Texas Christian University
Jaclyn Hugg, Class of 2011
Assistant Director of Advising
DePaul University
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Alumni
Karina Martinez , Class of 2010
Program Outreach Specialist
California State University, Fullerton
Eric Felix, Class of 2010
Doctoral Research Assistant at the Center for
Urban Education
University of Southern California
Navi Kalinsky, Class of 2009
Regional Site Coordinator for Employee &
Community Engagement
Intuit
Dr. Bre White, Class of 2007
Assistant Director of Student-Athlete
Academic Support Services
San Diego State University
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More Questions?
Contact Information:
Nancy Nguyen,
Assistant Program Coordinator &
2nd Year SA Graduate Student
Email: [email protected]
Cell: 209.373.6309

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