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, student success, career centers, diversity, equity and inclusion advocacy (DEI), orientation programs, residence life and student activities. Within the program, students will choose from a generalist, student success, or leadership concentration to focus their work.
Marquette's SAHE program attracts academically-minded students from all over the United States who bring different perspectives, ideas, and strengths, and are collectively interested in learning how theory relates to real world practice. With over 13 colleges in the metropolitan area, Milwaukee provides a virtual learning laboratory for student affairs professionals.
Incoming full-time students can apply for graduate assistantships to help defray the cost of attendance. Please visit the SAHE Assistantship page to find out more information.
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.
Years to Graduate
Full and Part-time Options
The SAHE advantage through Marquette University
SAHE Learning Outcomes
View the M.Ed. Course Work - 36 Credits
|Introduction to Educational Inquiry||3 credits|
|Introduction to Student Affairs||3 credits|
|Counseling Skills for Student Affairs Professionals||3 credits|
|Social Justice Advocacy in Student Affairs||3 credits|
|Student Development in Higher Education||3 credits|
|Environmental Theory Assessment in Higher Education||3 credits|
|History of Higher Education in the United States||3 credits|
|Organizational Theory and Administration in Higher Education||3 credits|
|American Law and the Educational Organization||3 credits|
|Practicum in Student Affairs Leadership 1||3 credits|
|Practicum in Student Affairs Leadership 2 1||3 credits|
|Capstone in Educational Policy and Leadership||3 credits|
Application requirements and other important information to apply for the M.Ed. in SAHE graduate program at Marquette University are detailed below. We also encourage and welcome prospective students to visit us in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and take a tour of the College of Education facilities on the Marquette University campus.
See below for delivery dates for admission consideration, if space allows.
1Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record.
Merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) is available. If you are applying to the Student Affairs in Higher Education program, you can view a list of available graduate assistantships here. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.