Learning Outcomes

A central component of the SAHE program is engaging in intentionally reflective practice as a foundational skill necessary for effective practice in student affairs. This is both a process and an outcome such that reflection-on-action happens in the program to produce practitioner-scholars who can effectively reflect-in-action.

Through engaging in reflective practice, as well as formal and informal feedback, students who participate fully in the learning experiences offered through the SAHE program will develop awareness, knowledge, and skills across the following seven domains and the specific learning objectives associated with each.

Core Class Credits: 33 / Portfolio Credits: 4 / Elective Credits: 6 / Practicum Credits: 2 / Total Program Credits: 45

Semester Schedule (Residential Students)

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

* Students are required to complete one practicum experience during the course of the program for a total of two credits.  An additional practicum of two credits may be used to fulfill the cognate and electives requirement. More information can be found here.

Find a PDF version of the SAHE Residential Curriculum here.

Students in the online program take courses over a three-year period. The degree pathway for online students can be found here.


Students are required to take six credits of electives that can be themed together as a cognate or pursue a thesis for a total of six credits. Students are encouraged to examine the thesis option as well as cognate and elective choices with their advisor. The following are meant for illustration only. Every course is not offered every year. Further, please keep in mind that some of the offerings below are online-based, while others are offered on-campus. Details are updated to reflect current offerings. Other graduate courses may also be used toward the student’s cognate. CSU has a rich assortment of graduate programs offering opportunities for interdisciplinary study.