Help students grow personally and professionally in a variety of college settings, including student life, residence life, and admission.

The Department of College Student Development at St. Edward’s University houses the Master of Arts in College Student Development, which prepares students to work at universities. Coursework within this department will hone vital skills such as advising, counseling, mentoring, and building broad-based skills that support student success in college. 

Students may choose to pursue doctoral studies for high-level administrative positions at colleges or universities, such as a dean of students or a vice president of student affairs. 

Career paths for graduates include positions at colleges or universities such as a student life director, international studies advisor, academic adviser or residence life director. In these roles, graduates help students reach their full potential. 


This program emphasizes hands-on learning through practica and internships. These placements allow students to apply and observe theory in practice — and to explore their interests in a range of areas in student services.

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