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Prospective students

Are you considering applying to graduate school in higher education and student affairs? We consider the application process an educational one and encourage prospective students to explore the profession of student affairs as well as find out more about our HESA program to help you in your decision making. 

In addition, various sections of our website have information about exploring the professionprogram mission and goals, admissions requirementscourses and answers to frequently asked questions. For more information, contact:

Application information

Applications for HESA are reviewed annually and on a space available basis. To ensure priority review of your HESA application and to be eligible for HESA Info and Interview Days, please complete all parts of your application, including references, and make sure they reach us by the priority deadline, typically January 15 each year.   Visit the Admissions section of the website for details and information. If you are inquiring after the priority please contact us to see if there is space available in the HESA program for your application to be considered at

Certificate in higher education and student affairs

The certificate in higher education and student affairs is designed for full-time professionals working in student affairs or related areas who do not have the academic background or training in higher education, or for graduate students enrolled in another master’s program who demonstrate commitment to and experience working in higher education.

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Contact HESA for more information

For inquiries about HESA feel free to contact us: at Dr. Ramona Lewis is the graduate faculty coordinator for HESA.