Grand Canyon University

M.A. in Higher Education Student Affairs


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. in Higher Education Student Affairs

Format: Online

Program Description:

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Arts in Higher Education Student Affairs degree program prepares professionals for a career in student affairs administration at higher education institutions. Coursework is designed to ensure that graduates of this program understand how student affairs administrators directly contribute to the social development, academic success and overall well-being of students.

The study of student affairs provides an understanding of leadership as service to positively influence the educational community. By identifying student and organizational needs, student affairs professionals can develop goals, create and implement plans for achieving those goals, assess results, and evaluate effectiveness and efficiency. Further, students will learn to manage resources and seek new opportunities that support the institution’s mission and vision in this master’s in higher education student affairs degree. This field also emphasizes cultivating collaborative relationships with students, families, colleagues, school professionals and community members to promote a supportive, challenging and modern higher education environment, student growth and professional advancement


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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