Are you passionate about higher education and working with college students in a non-academic setting? The Eastern Kentucky University Student Personnel Services in Higher Education Master of Arts will prepare you for a career in higher education working in areas such as admissions, recruiting, housing and other non-academic student personnel activities.
This program has been suspended as of June 2021. Students enrolled in this program must complete coursework before Fall 2023.

Degree Concentrations

Student Personnel Services in Higher Education

Admissions Requirements

  • Candidates must have earned an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 in the last 60 hours completed.
    • If the applicant does not have a 3.0 GPA, there are no exceptions for admission.
    • Applicants with cumulative undergraduate GPAs of 3.0 or higher OR 3.0 or higher in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work AND/OR an earned master’s degree are exempt from the GRE/MAT requirement.


Job Opportunities for Graduates

  • Dean of students
  • Advising
  • Retention
  • Cultural affairs
  • Financial affairs

Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • University of Kentucky
  • Berea College

Career Outlook

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Ready to apply?

Visit the EKU Graduate School website to get started.


Master of Arts: Student Personnel Services in Higher Education