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Education and Community

Student Affairs in Higher Education

Master of Science, Doctorate

Graduate Program

  • Oxford
  • Graduate Program
  • On Campus
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Integrating Theory, Practice, and Inquiry

Through a blend of coursework and practical experiences, the SAHE program educates student affairs professionals who are prepared to address contemporary challenges of student affairs practice. Our curriculum is rooted in a social justice lens that aims to create more just and equitable student affairs practice.

Contact Info

SAHE Recruitment & Admission Coordinator

300L McGuffey Hall

210 E Spring Street

Oxford, OH 45056

(513) 529-2094

In doing this work together, we strive to create inclusive and accessible learning environments in the SAHE community. Together, our students, faculty, and assistantship/practicum supervisors are learning partners who value how our different life experiences and identities, such as our race, sexual orientation, ability, gender, religion, and social class, shape our educational experiences and perspectives on student affairs practice.

Curriculum and Courses

The SAHE master's degree program prepares students for leadership positions in student affairs in higher education. The curriculum includes a 15 credit-hour core that address foundations of student affairs, student development theory, foundations of research, educational leadership/organizational development, and diversity, equity and dialogue; a 3 credit-hour additional inquiry requirement; a 7 credit-hour concentration in either student development theory, student affairs leadership, inquiry in education, or diversity, equity and culture; 7 hours of professional development and field experience; and 10 hours of electives.

  • EDL 654: Foundations of Educational Research in Higher Education
  • EDL 667: Diversity, Equity, and Dialogue in Student Affairs
  • EDL 675: Student Development Theory I
  • EDL 676: Foundations of Student Affairs in Higher Education
  • EDL 706: Educational Leadership and Organizational Development

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Facts and Stats

A Degree That Holds Its Worth

  • Top 10 College for Producing Fortune 500 CEOs Nationwide

    Money Magazine

  • 98% of Master's Graduates are Successfully Employed, Enrolled in Higher Education, or in a Volunteer/Service Program

    Miami University Data

  • Top 50 National Public University

    U.S. News & World Report, 2020


Where Education Becomes Something Greater

Explore what it means to be a graduate student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere.

Admissions Requirements

The application deadline for fall 2021 enrollment is January 2, 2021. After an initial review of applications by the SAHE faculty, select candidates will be invited to participate in one of two virtual interview sessions. The dates for the 2021 M.S. Interview Days are February 14 – 17 and February 22 – 25. Candidates will be notified of their admission status the week of February 28. Admitted students will be offered the opportunity to visit campus before the April 15 Candidate Decision Deadline. These individual and small group campus visits will be a great opportunity to see campus, meet current students, interact with other potential students, and learn more about the SAHE program.

Additional Opportunities


    MUSAGA, which stands for the Miami University Student Affairs Graduate Association, is the student organization for graduate students in SAHE. MUSAGA plans and provides opportunities for SAHE graduate students to transition into grad-school life and living in Oxford.

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  • Assistantships

    Assistantships are not mandatory for SAHE students, however many elect to have GA positions as they offer a modest living stipend and tuition remission. Although the SAHE program does not guarantee assistantships, all current students in the program who want an assistantship have one

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  • Podcast: How Miami Diversifies Diversity Through Student Affairs Education

    In this podcast episode, we talk about Miami’s SAHE program, and how its emphasis on critical self-reflection, personal transformation, and its ability to diversify even the concept of diversity itself make it one of the most unique and innovative programs of its kind.


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