Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Student Affairs

Certificate Program
Offered By: College of Education & Behavioral Science
Graduate School

Description

The purpose of the Certificate in Student Affairs is to allow individuals currently working in institutions of higher education to upgrade their knowledge and skills related to working with college students. This includes individuals with no prior training in student affairs, and individuals with prior training in student affairs seeking to update their training or to expand their career potential. This certificate program does not fully prepare students for professional level career potential. This certificate program does not fully prepare students for professional level careers in student affairs and should not be considered a substituted for the Master of Science Degree with a major in College Student Personal Services. (MS-CSPS).


  • Admission Process

    To gain admission to the certificate program, students must meet the requirements for admission to the Graduate School, submit a statement of purpose indicating their reasons for seeking the certificate, and submit three professional letter of reference.

  • Additional Information

    The Certificate in Student Affairs requires 15 semester hours of course work approved for credit in the MS-CSPS program. Hours completed in fulfillment of a prior degree cannot be counted toward certificate requirements. Hours completed in the certificate program, however, can be applied toward the MS-CSPS degree provided a student gains admission to the MS-CSPS program and the courses were completed within the time limits established by the Graduate School. Students transitioning from the certificate program to the MS-CSPS program will be subject to the admissions criteria and degree requirements in effect at the time of application to the degree program.