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About College Student Personnel (M.S.E.)
Welcome to the College Student Personnel program!
"Building Learning Communities Through Critical Reflection"
The 39-hour master's
- Low student to faculty ratio
- Practicum and internship experiences
- Active student organization
- Opportunity for
- Expanded curriculum to include international and global higher education
What will you be learning?
Faculty members conduct regular curriculum reviews to make class content current, relevant, and comprehensive.
- EDC 540 Perspectives in Higher Education
- EDC 550 Student Development's Role in Learning
- EDC 557 Learning in Community
- EDC 560 Leadership in College & University Environment
- EDC 568 Research & Evaluation in Human Services
- EDC 551 Student Cultures & Development
- EDC 555 Administration & Organization in College Student Personnel
- EDC 562 Learning Design
- EDC 553 Internship in College Student Personnel (three terms)
- EDC 565 Educational Structures in Post-Secondary Education
- EDC 559 International & Global Higher Education
- EDC 672 History of Higher Education in the United States
- EDC 569 Scholarly Project in College Student Personnel / Higher Education
Visit the Resources tab to access the following:
- Course matrices
- Course schedules
- Program and department handouts
Gain professional experience!
Students complete 300 hours of supervised practice in three 100-hour internships. These are completed in many local campus settings, and are coordinated with your advisor.
Meet Our Faculty & Staff!
Department of Counselor Education & Human Services
School of Education & Health Sciences
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2962
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Get outside the classroom!
The College Student Personnel Program offers students more than just classroom learning. Students in the department have access to a wide variety of opportunities and activities to develop the skills they're learning in their courses, fieldwork and research.
- What are Graduate Assistantships?
- How do I apply for Graduate Assistantships?
- Where can I study abroad?
- What regional and national organizations can I join?
What Are Graduate Assistantships?
Student Development Graduate Assistantship Application Deadline: January 11, 2013
A variety of assistantship opportunities are available for students who are enrolled in the program. Recipients receive an annual stipend and tuition credits. Graduate Assistantships (which are paid) and Internships (which are generally unpaid) provide vital learning environments for students who are studying full time in the program and working part-time. The College Student Personnel and Higher Education Administration Programs have a close working relationship with the Division of Student Development and other units offering graduate assistantships to our students. These included a variety of positions in the department, university, and community, including the following placements:
- Art Street
- Career Services
- Campus Recreation
- Community Wellness Services
- Greek Life and Leadership Programs
- Housing and Residence Life
- New Student Programs
- Student Development
- Teacher Education Department
- Departmental Administrative/Research Assistant positions
How Do I Apply for a Graduate Assistantship?
Graduate students in any program may apply for a variety of assistantship opportunities across many departments within the Division of Student Development. The competitive application process will open November 1, 2012, and applications are due January 11, 2013. Applicants should be aware of the following timeline:
- Friday, January 11, 2013 – Applications for fall 2013 due
- No later than Friday, February 1 – On Campus invitations sent to candidates
- Sunday, February 17 – Candidate social (4:00-6:00pm, KU Ballroom)
- Monday, February 18 – On campus interview/workshop day (8:30am-4:00pm, Kennedy Union)
- Friday, March 8 – Offer letters sent to candidates
- Monday, April 15 – Deadline by which candidates must accept/decline positions
Where Can I Study Abroad?
In 2010 and 2011, students participated in an optional study abroad course in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This opportunity enabled students to learn about another culture by visiting schools, agencies, and neighborhoods in another country.
What Regional and National Organizations Can I Join?
- Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA) >>
- Ohio Recreational Sports Association (ORSA) >>
- American College Personnel Association (ACPA) >>
- Association of International Educators (NAFSA) >>
- National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) >>
- National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) >>
- National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) >>
We have what you need to succeed!
Take a closer look at what it means to join the College Student Personnel Program!
- Revised 2012 Master's Degree in College Student Personnel Checksheet (pdf) >>
- 2012 College Student Personnel Checksheet (pdf) >>
- 2010 College Student Personnel Checksheet (pdf) >>
- Program brochure (pdf) >>
Hear what former graduates have to say!
Academic Advisor at The University of Akron
The College Student Personnel program at the University of Dayton created an invaluable foundation for the work I do with students. Through the study of theory, student development, self-authorship, and culture I am able to advise my students holistically. It is imperative in our work that we do not simply see the students for why they are in our office but the stories they bring with them. Student development is a vital key to how we interact with our students and that was an imperative part of how the faculty for this program taught me. The courses and the professors encouraged me to be the best version of myself in order to be the best advisor to my students. Each course of the College Student Personnel program was more than a class; they were building blocks to professional success.
Assistant Director of Residential Life for Student Conduct, Temple University
Apply to College Student Personnel!
The application process is online, easy, and free!
Download the documents below to view
- Spring deadline: September 10
- Summer deadline: January 10
- Fall deadline: May 10
Students interested in graduate assistantships through the Student Development Division should apply by January 9 for Fall enrollment.