Current Students

Here you will find helpful resources, materials, and forms for current students in the Higher Education & Student Affairs program. If you have ideas for resources, or don't see what you need, please email Dr Sean Robinson, HESA Program Coordinator.

Program and Department Handbooks and Forms

MA Program Materials

MA Higher Education & Student Affairs Handbook 2019-20

MA Program of Study (Aug 2019) (MS Word) (PDF)

Recommended MA Course Sequence

MA Portfolio Guidelines

ACPA/NASPA Competencies (to be used in developing the Portfolio, and in your Practicum)

PhD Program Materials

PhD Higher Education Program Handbook 2019-20

PhD Program of Study (Aug 2018) (MS Word) (PDF)

PhD Program of Study (Aug 2019) (MS Word ) (PDF)

PhD Portfolio Handbook

Internship Resources

Practicum/Internship Manual

Site Confirmation Form

Learning Contract

Midterm and Final Evaluation Form

Internship Site Evaluation Form

Dissertation Forms and Resources

Dissertation Committee Approval Form

Thesis/Dissertation Submission Process (Links to School of Graduate Studies)

Course Descriptions and Sample Syllabi

MSU Helpful Links and Resources

Morgan's IRB Forms and Meeting Dates

School of Graduate Studies Online Forms (includes the following forms)

  • Appeal / Grievance
  • Change of Address
  • Course Substitution for Curricular Completion
  • Deferral of Initial Admission
  • Extension of the 5- or 7-Year Statute of Limitations to Study within the School of Graduate Studies
  • Leave of Absence
  • Program Withdrawal
  • Reinstatement of a Past Course to the Student's Schedule
  • Transfer of Credit / Pre-Approval of a Course to be Taken at Another Instiutution
  • Waiver of a Curricular Requirement

Professional Links and Resources

ACPA-College Student Educators International

NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

NASAP-National Association of Student Affairs Professionals

SACSA-Southern Association for College Student Affairs

ASHE-Association for the Study of Higher Education

AERA-American Educational Research Association

The Chronicle of Higher Education

This group is for MSU's Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate students and faculty to share relevant program information, general announcements, and conference and professional development opportunities.