Higher Education and Student Affairs, Master of Arts in Educational Studies
At Ohio State, we are developing the next generation of leaders who will shape the future of higher education. The master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs Program was created for students like you who are drawn to creating inclusive campus environments for students. Our faculty will help you understand what it means to focus on students and study their experiences, and you will engage in dialogues with your peers who will also foster your learning. You will become well-versed in student development theories, leadership education, organizations and environments; and use a social justice lens to make sense of your experiences.
Put classroom learning immediately into practice through the vast opportunities available through multiple internships, practica, and the Student Personnel Assistantship Program, which offers fully funded positions to qualified graduate students.
Access to higher education partnerships in Central Ohio to explore other campus contexts
A strong partnership with the Office of Student Life to explore an expansive range of student affairs opportunities
Opportunities for education abroad experiences
Other possible career paths with additional education include: university faculty, vice president for student affairs, provost, college president.
Key to teaching, research and learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology, associateships provide students with professional experience and financial support.
The College of Education and Human Ecology annually awards scholarships to its students to support their academic goals.
Bachelor’s degree (no GRE required)
Minimum Program hours
Deadline to apply
Additional Application Requirements
Special Statement of Intent
- Tell us why you are interested in pursuing your graduate studies. In your response, be sure to convey how the features of the HESA Program at OSU align with your professional interests and goals.