Master of Education in Higher Education : Student Affairs Track

Program Coordinator

Admission Deadlines

Additional Links

Dr. Karla Hull Fall Semester: April 15

Retention/Dismissal/Readmission Policy

No Spring admissions

Graduation Requirements

Phone: 229-333-5633

No Summer admissions

Higher Education Program 

Admission Requirements

Required Documents

Admission Requirements

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee $35 (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

One Official Transcript from each institution where you have previously enrolled (undergraduate and graduate).

(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally- accredited institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 Scale. GPA will be calculated on all attempted undergraduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.

Graduate Record Exam 


Miller Analogies Test

  • GRE or MAT scores are required.
  • Recommended minimum scores for GRE:
    • Verbal score of 425/148
    • Quantitative score of 425/140
  • Recommended minimum score for MAT is 375.
  • GRE and MAT scores are only one of the factors considered in admissions decisions.  These test scores are not the sole criteria for admission.
Career Goal Statement
  • A written statement (250-500 words) describing your interest in the program and post-degree plans. The written statement must demonstrate articulation, writing skill, and goals consistent with the outcomes of the degree program.
  • In your statement, please address the following areas:
    • Generally speaking, why do you seek to earn a master's degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs?
    • What are your career goals and how does earning a master's degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs at VSU relate to these goals?
    • Why do you wish to attend the Higher Education/Student Affairs Program at VSU in particular?

Three Recommendations

(General Recommendation Form Required)

  • Recommendation letters from professionals familiar with your professional and/or academic work.

VSU Medical Form

Page 1 of Medical Form

Page 2 of Medical Form

  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Verification of Lawful Presence

(For applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)

  • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
  • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
  • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
  • Complete list of accepted documents and information on residency.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

International Applicants 

International applicants must meet all admission criteria and documentation requirements as defined by the program, however, additional documentation may be required.  Please review the information below for specific information and guidelines.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam – Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL exam. International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL requirement.
  • Certificate of Finances- The Certificate of Finance is required of any applicant requiring a student visa to enter the United States to complete his or her studies. This document is considered a part of the application for admission and applications will not be reviewed without this document.  Applicants who do not require an I-20 student visa to complete their studies are exempt from this requirement.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.  The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.

Admission Classifications

Admission Questions 

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.
  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5
  • Visit Us: Psychology Building (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100

Applicant Resources