Applications to the online delivery program are due by June 1.
Official transcripts should be sent to the Office of Admissions (use institution code 4075). Any transcripts that must be submitted in hard copy should be mailed to:
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062
Please note, admitted Student Affairs in Higher Education graduate students have first priority for all Student Affairs assistantships. Interviews with graduate students from other programs will occur after all Student Affairs in Higher Education students have been placed (mid-April).
International credentials will be converted to a U.S. grading scale. TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE English proficiency scores are required if you have not earned a degree at an English-speaking university or if the official language of your country is anything other than English. Official scores must be reported to Colorado State University (use institution code 4075) before the application deadline.
Minimum English Proficiency Scores:
TOEFL (paper based): 550
TOEFL (interest based): 80
Official transcripts for all other college credit are required, regardless of the number of credits earned. If you earned transfer credit from another institution and this credit is reflected on your degree-granting institutions transcript, and official transcript from the original institution is still required to complete your application.
Assistantships allow for application of academic gains to practical experiences. All 20-25 hour/week assistantships cover student tuition and provide a monthly stipend. View more information on assistantships at our Assistantship Information webpage.
Prior to interviews, candidates will fill out an interest form indicating their preferences for assistantship interviews. When scheduling assistantship interviews, your preferences will be taken into consideration to ensure you will interview with three of your preferred assistantships. We encourage you to conduct preliminary research on all of the offices you preference prior to arriving on campus.
When you arrive on campus, your packet of materials will include a schedule for both the program interview and assistantship interviews.
While day one of interviews focuses on admissions to the SAHE program, it also affords the opportunity to meet staff from all available assistantships, and sign-up for additional interviews should your schedule allow.
The second day of the interviews is dedicated to individual meetings with supervisors. The day concludes with post-interview assistantship rankings.
As candidates are invited to interview on-campus for admittance to the program, they will also interview for assistantship opportunities. Candidates will have an opportunity to preference available assistantships both before and after interviews to indicate their interest. Upon admittance to the program, assistantship supervisors use preference information to make mutually beneficial placements into assistantships.
As part of the online application to the Student Affairs in Higher Education master’s degree, applicants will complete supplemental questions specific to the degree program. Question four of the supplemental questions is specific to assistantships. The purpose of this question is to showcase the skills and abilities you bring to the program as a professional that would be beneficial to all assistantships.
- 20 hour/week assistantships, stipends begin at $1,690 per month.
- 25 hour/week assistantships, stipends begin at $2,112.50 per month.
The Student Affairs in Higher Education program and the Colorado State University Graduate School, and assistantship department will cover the cost of out-of-state tuition for non-residents for the first year. In order to the assistantship to continue covering tuition costs, non-resident students will be asked to gain Colorado residency for the second year.
Students publish the Journal of Student Affairs with recent research from faculty, alumni, and students. Students are not required to write a thesis or professional paper, and instead complete a portfolio that assesses their professional knowledge and practice competencies.