Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership Concentration

Announcements

Prospective students are encouraged to apply for fall 2015. Applications for the higher education and student affairs program are due Dec. 15, 2014, to begin in fall 2015. For more information about this program, please explore this website where you can find information about higher education and student affairs; the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology; courses; answers to frequently asked questions; and application information. The priority application deadline is Dec. 15, 2014, which includes all materials required for the application.

Higher education and student affairs leadership interview days - WMU higher education and student affairs leadership interview days 2015 will be held Thursday, Feb. 26 through Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. This two-day program provides an opportunity for incoming students to become familiar with the campus and higher education and student affairs program, as well as interview for graduate assistantship (GA) positions. In order to participate in the higher education and student affairs leadership interview days program, a student must be accepted into the higher education and student affairs leadership concentration.

The Michigan College Personnel Association Annual Conference will be held in Kalamazoo Oct. 26-27, 2014. "From best practices to next practices" is the theme of this year's conference. Program proposals are due by Aug. 1, 2014. More information about the conference.

The higher education and student affairs concentration in the Master of Arts in educational leadership program in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University focuses on developing reflective practitioners for entry and mid-level positions in higher education. The program emphasizes a scholar-practitioner model to combine a broad-based student development and leadership theory core with required individualized field experiences. Learn more about the higher education and student affairs concentration.

Application information

Prospective students may apply for the fall 2015 cohort.  The higher education and student affairs program is no longer reviewing applications for fall 2014 or summer admission. Upon review of the applicants from the Dec. 15, 2013 priority application deadline, we admitted a full class of students.

Prospective students are welcome to apply for the next cohort which will begin in fall 2015. To ensure priority and full review of your higher education and student affairs application (certificate and cohort) and to be eligible for higher education and student affairs leadership interview days 2015 please complete all parts of your application and make sure they reach us, including references, no later than Dec. 15, 2014.  Final admissions decisions are made in mid-January.

Course information

Program information for current students

More information

For inquiries about the higher education and student affairs program. please contact the faculty coordinator, Dr. Ramona Lewis, at elrt-hesa@wmich.edu.

Faculty

  • Dr. Ramona Lewis, higher education and student affairs faculty coordinator
  • Dr. Donna Talbot, professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology