Help young adults prepare for a bright future

The Master of 艺术s in College Student Development (MACSD) at St. Edward’s University prepares students to work closely with college students, helping them grow personally and professionally in a variety of college settings, such as student life, residence life and admission.

Students in this program will:
  • Build broad-based skills that support students’ success in college and beyond
  • Develop vital skills such as advising, counseling, and mentoring 
  • Cultivate valuable insights into program planning and assessment, organizational behavior, human development, diversity and inclusion, and legal and ethical issues in higher education
  • Take required courses, including Theory and Practice in College Student Development, College Student Development Services, Administration and 领导 in College Student Development, and Counseling Skills and Techniques

当然预览

For detailed descriptions and timing of courses, please see the 毕业 Bulletin (course catalog).

MA in College Student Development students take courses from these groups:

必修课

Students take required courses, including Theory and Practice in College Student Development, College Student Development Services, Administration and 领导 in College Student Development, and Counseling Skills and Techniques, among others.

顶点课程

As the culminating experience of the MACSD program, students are required to participate in an internship or research apprenticeship in college student development. Past internships include roles as residence life specialists, student conduct specialists and student life specialists. Students have conducted research on topics such as developmental math interventions, perceived barriers to participation in study abroad programs and residential college models — research that has been utilized at local universities and community colleges. Students may complete these internship and research opportunities at St. Edward’s or at other institutions.

结果

Career paths for graduates include positions at colleges or universities — such as a student life director, international studies advisor, academic adviser or residence life director — helping students reach their full potential.

毕业s may choose to pursue doctoral studies for high-level administrative positions at colleges or universities — such as a dean of students or a vice president of student affairs.

Outside the Classroom

This program emphasizes hands-on learning through practica and internships. These placements allow students to apply and observe theory in practice — and to explore their interests in a range of areas in student services.Students may complete these internship and research opportunities at St. Edward’s University or at other institutions.

实习

As the culminating experience of the MACSD program, students are required to participate in an internship or research apprenticeship in college student development.

Past internships have included roles as:
  • Residence life specialists
  • Student conduct specialists
  • Student life specialists

研究

Students have conducted research on topics such as developmental math interventions, perceived barriers to participation in study abroad programs and residential college models — research that has been utilized at local universities and community colleges.