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The Southern region of the United States is home to many student affairs and higher education administration graduate preparation programs. Learn more about programs based in the SACSA region by clicking a state below.


Alabama

Auburn University

Program Name: Administration of Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Program Coordinator: David DiRamio, PhD

UNIVERSITY of Alabama

Program Name: Higher Education Administration
Degree: MA
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Program Coordinator: Karrie Holley, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF South ALABAMA

Program Name: Educational Administration
Degree: MED
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Program Coordinator: Peggy Delmas, PhD


Arkansas

Arkansas tech UNIVERSITY

Program Name: College Student Personnel
Degree: MS
Location: Russellville, Arkansas
Program Coordinator: Christopher Giroir, PhD

UNIVERSITY of Arkansas

Program Name: Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Program Coordinator: Leslie Jo Shelton, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS at Little Rock

Program Name: Higher Education
Degree: MA
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Program Coordinator: John Kuykendall, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF Central ARKANSAS

Program Name: College Student Personnel Services and Administration (CSPA)
Degree: MS
Location: Conway, Arkansas
Program Coordinator: Susan R. Barclay, PhD


District of Columbia

George Washington UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Higher Education Administration
Degree: MA
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Program Coordinator: Billy Molasso, PhD


Florida

Florida International UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Higher Education Administration
Degree: MS
Location: Miami, Florida
Program Coordinator: Norma Martin Goonen, PhD

FLORIDA State UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Higher Education
Degree: MS
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Program Coordinator: Tamara Bertrand Jones, PhD

Nova Southeastern UNIVERSITY

Program Name: College Student Affairs
Degree: MS
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Program Coordinator: Shanti Bruce, PhD

UNIVERSITY of Central Florida

Program Name: Higher Education & Policy Studies
Degree: MA
Location: Orlando, Florida
Program Coordinator: Rosa Cintron, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Program Name: Student Personnel in Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Program Coordinator: Diane Porter-Roberts, PhD (on-campus, full-time) & Cliff Haynes, PhD (part-time, online)

UNIVERSITY OF Miami

Program Name: Higher Education Administration
Degree: MS
Location: Miami, Florida
Program Coordinator: Carol-Anne Phekoo, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF North Florida

Program Name: Higher Education Administration
Degree: MS
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Program Coordinator: N/A

UNIVERSITY OF South FLORIDA

Program Name: College Student Affairs
Degree: MED
Location: Tampa, Florida
Program Coordinator: Wilma J. Henry, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF West FLORIDA

Program Name: Higher Education Administration
Degree: MED
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Program Coordinator: Sarah Luczyk, PhD


Georgia

Georgia Southern UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Higher Education Administration
Degree: MED
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Program Coordinator: Daniel Calhoun, PhD

Kennesaw State UNIVERSITY

Program Name: First Year Studies
Degree: MS
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Program Coordinator: Stephanie Foote, PhD

UNIVERSITY of Georgia

Program Name: College Student Affairs Administration
Degree: MED
Location: Athens, Georgia
Program Coordinator: Laura Dean, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF West GEORGIA

Program Name: College Student Affairs
Degree: MED
Location: Carrollton, Georgia
Program Coordinator: Dena Kniess, PhD

Valdosta State University

Program Name: Higher Education Leadership
Degree: MED
Location: Valdosta, Georgia
Program Coordinator: James Archibald, PhD


Kentucky

Murrary State UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Postsecondary Education Administration
Degree: MA
Location: Murray, Kentucky
Program Coordinator: Ben Littlepage, PhD

UNIVERSITY of Louisville

Program Name: College Student Personnel
Degree: MED
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Program Coordinator: Susan Longerbeam, PhD

Program Name: Higher Education Administration
Degree: MA
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Program Coordinator: Jacob Gross, PhD

Western kentucky University

Program Name: Student Affairs
Degree: MA
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Program Coordinator: Aaron Hughey, PhD


Louisiana

Louisiana State University

Program Name: Higher Education Administration
Degree: MA
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Program Coordinator: Kenny Fasching-Varner, PhD

Northwestern STATE UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Student Affairs in Higher Education
Degree: MA
Location: Natchitoches, Louisiana
Program Coordinator: N/A


Maryland

Morgan STATE UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Student Affairs Administration
Degree: MA
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Program Coordinator: Sean Robinson, PhD

UNIVERSITY of Maryland

Program Name: Student Affairs
Degree: MED
Location: College Park, Maryland
Program Coordinator: Kimberly Griffin, PhD


Mississippi

Mississippi State University

Program Name: Student Affairs & Higher Education
Degree: MS
Location: Mississippi State, Mississippi
Program Coordinator: Danielle Molina, PhD

University of MISSISSIPPI

Program Name: Higher Education/Student Personnel
Degree: MA
Location: Oxford, Mississippi
Program Coordinator: John Holleman, PhD


North Carolina

Appalachian STATE UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Student Affairs Administration
Degree: MA
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Program Coordinator: Catherine Clark, PhD

Elon UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Higher Education
Degree: MA
Location: Elon, North Carolina
Program Coordinator: Smith Jackson, PhD

North Carolina State UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Higher Education Administration
Degree: MED
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Program Coordinator: Joy Gaston Gayles, PhD

UNIVERSITY of North Carolina at Greensboro

Program Name: Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Program Coordinator: Brad Johnson, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT Wilmington

Program Name: Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Program Coordinator: James DeVita, PhD


South Carolina

Clemson UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Student Affairs
Degree: MED
Location: Clemson, South Carolina
Program Coordinator: Rachel Ward, PhD

UNIVERSITY of South Carolina

Program Name: Higher Education & Student Affairs
Degree: MED
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Program Coordinator: Doug Smith, PhD


Tennessee

UNIVERSITY of Memphis

Program Name: Student Personnel
Degree: MS
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Program Coordinator: Jeff Wilson, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF Tennessee, Knoxville

Program Name: College Student Personnel
Degree: MS
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Program Coordinator: Dorian L. McCoy, PhD

Vanderbilt UNIVERSITy

Program Name: Higher Education Administration
Degree: MED
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Program Coordinator: Chris Loss, PhD


Texas

Angelo State University

Program Name: Student Development & Leadership in Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: San Angelo, Texas
Program Coordinator: Amy Murphy, PhD

Baylor UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration
Degree: MS
Location: Waco, Texas
Program Coordinator: Rishi Sriram, PhD

Sam Houston State UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Higher Education Administration
Degree: MA
Location: Huntsville, Texas
Program Coordinator: Forrest Lane, PhD

St. Edward's UNIVERSITY

Program Name: College Student Development
Degree: MA
Location: Austin, Texas
Program Coordinator: Richard Parsells, PhD

Texas A&M UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
Degree: MS
Location: College Station, Texas
Program Coordinator: Krista Bailey, PhD

TEXAS Christian UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Educational Leadership in Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Program Coordinator: Don Mills, PhD

TEXAS State UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Student Affairs in Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: San Marcos, Texas
Program Coordinator: Paige Haber-Curran, PhD

TEXAS Tech UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Program Coordinator: Stephanie Jones, PhD

UNIVERSITY of Houston

Program Name: Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: Houston, Texas
Program Coordinator: Tiffany J. Davis, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - Victoria

Program Name: Adult & Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: Victoria, Texas
Program Coordinator: Joann Olson, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF Texas at Austin

Program Name: College & University Student Personnel Administration
Degree: MED
Location: Austin, Texas
Program Coordinator: Richard Reddick, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT San Antonio

Program Name: Education Leadership - Higher Education Administration
Degree: MED
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Program Coordinator: Maricela Oliva, PhD


Virginia

College of William & Mary

Program Name: Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Program Coordinator: N/A

George Mason UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Higher Education
Degree: MAIS
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Program Coordinator: N/A

James Madison University

Program Name: College Student Personnel Administration
Degree: MED
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Program Coordinator: Donna Harper, PhD

Old Dominion UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Program Coordinator: Chris Glass, PhD

VIRGINIA Commonwealth UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Educational Leadership
Degree: MED
Location: Rochmond, Virginia
Program Coordinator: Whitney Newcomb, PhD

Virginia Polytechnic & State UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Higher Education
Degree: MAED
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Program Coordinator: Gabriel Serna, PhD

UNIVERSITY of Virginia

Program Name: Higher Education
Degree: MED
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Program Coordinator: Christina Steinmetz, PhD


West Virginia

Shepherd University

Program Name: College Student Development & Administration
Degree: MA
Location: Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Program Coordinator: Richard Stevens, PhD

West Liberty UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Education
Degree: MA
Location: West Liberty, West Virginia
Program Coordinator: Richard West, PhD

WEST Virginia UNIVERSITY

Program Name: Higher Education Administration
Degree: MA
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
Program Coordinator: Nathan Sorber, PhD

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