Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education

The Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) prepares graduate students for a career in a variety of student affairs settings, such as academic advising, career centers, student unions, international student services, multicultural affairs, orientation programs, residence life and student activities.

Marquette University’s mission as a Jesuit institution is to foster personal and professional excellence, promote a life of faith, and develop leadership expressed in service to others. The College of Education has a deep commitment to the development of practitioners who will demonstrate a commitment to social justice in their work.

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Why SAHE at MU?

  • Marquette’s SAHE program attracts academically-minded students interested in learning how theory relates to real world practice.
  • Small cohort enhances learning and ensures personal attention for each student.
  • Faculty possess strong student affairs backgrounds and professional connections.
  • Marquette University has a robust Division of Student Affairs, and staff members who serve as teachers and mentors, supporting students’ learning and development.
  • The MU campus is vibrant, with students populating the campus on both weekdays and weekends. With the city center just blocks away, there is always something to see or do.
  • Assistantships and practica provide students with hands on experience to develop, implement, and refine the skills required for effective student affairs practice.
  • With over 13 colleges in the metropolitan area, Milwaukee is a virtual learning laboratory for student affairs professionals.
  • The culmination of students' coursework is a theory-to-practice Capstone course in which students are paired with student affairs offices to integrate their learning to solve a real world problem or issue.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Marquette’s Student Affairs in Higher Education program can expect to be able to:

  1. Use appropriate student development, organizational, and environmental theories to analyze issues related to students and Student Affairs practice.
  2. Interpret and apply research to students and Student Affairs practice
  3. Apply leadership, organizational, assessment, and management practices to professional work in student affairs functional areas.
  4. Apply professional standards and principles of law, ethics, and social justice to student affairs work.
  5. Support the learning and development of a diverse student population.