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Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership Concentration
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Congratulations to all of our Fall 2013 HESA students!
We are no longer accepting new applications for the Fall 2013 HESA Masters "cohort” or certificate program.
You may apply now for admission to HESA for Fall 2014.
WMU HESA Leadership Interview Days 2014 will be held February 27-28, 2014. This program provides an opportunity for incoming students to become familiar with the campus and HESA program, as well as interview for graduate assistantship (GA) positions. In order to participate in the HESA Leadership Interview Days program, a student must be accepted into the HESA MA Leadership concentration. To ensure full review of your HESA application (certificate and cohort) and to be eligible for HESA Leadership Interview Days 2014 please complete and submit all parts of your application (including references) by December 15, 2013.
The master's degree concentration in higher education and student affairs (HESA) is designed to prepare students for entry and mid-level professional positions in colleges, community colleges, and universities. Typically, these positions include administrative roles in admissions, academic advising, residence life, student activities, financial aid, career services, and offices designed to support and retain historically underserved student populations (e.g., multicultural affairs, LGBT Services, services for students with disabilities, women's centers, veteran and military services, offices for foster care youth, etc.)
The HESA program:
- has a broad-based higher education and leadership focus
- emphasizes attention to historically marginalized and/or underserved student populations through a required and individually designed diversity cognate (6 credit hours selected by the student with help from an advisor)
- meets CAS Standards for student affairs graduate programs with a curriculum of 39 credit hours and two distinct site-based field experiences.