The Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Student Affairs program at Mississippi State University provides a broad base on which students may build and advance their careers within higher education. The program is designed to provide students with studies in Student Affairs that focus on a comprehensive model of leadership in higher education and student development. The blending of theory to practical work experience creates a thriving learning environment where students explore new ideas, bring them to the table, and learn from one another. The program can be completed as a full-time student in two academic years (9 credits/academic semester). Full-time students will commence coursework in the fall of the academic year.
Mississippi State University's Student Affairs Preview days will be held on March 6th and 7th, 2014. Both formal and informal activities have been planned to help potential students become more familiar with the Student Affairs graduate program, expectations in graduate school, and the Mississippi State University campus community. One of the highlights of this program is the chance to interview for graduate assistant positions for the fall. We are anticipating more than 10 positions posted for these interview days in areas such as the Office of Orientation and Events, Housing and Residential Life, and the Department of Recreational Sports. More departments may be added before the event takes place, so be sure to check back regularly.