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College Student Personnel – Graduate Degree

Degree Offered: Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Departmental Website: College Student Personnel

Program Description: The M.Ed. in College Student Personnel is designed to meet the guidelines established by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). The program is designed to prepare students to become student affairs professionals. Specifically, graduates will work in positions that promote the intellectual, social, emotional and personal development of college students. These professionals work with colleagues, faculty, administrators, and staff to provide college students with a wide array of services that enhance their educational and campus experiences. The program leading to the M.Ed. degree in college student personnel requires 48 semester hours of graduate study.

Up to six semester hours of graduate credit with grades of B or better may be transferred from other regionally accredited graduate schools. Work to be applied to the program must have been completed within six years immediately preceding the completion of the requirements for the degree.                     

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Location of Course Offerings: Cullowhee and Biltmore Park (limited)

Admission Requirements:

  • Graduate School Admission Requirements
  • Program Admission Requirements
    • GRE General Exam
    • Three recommendations from former instructors who are in a position to judge the applicant’s aptitude for graduate study are required.
    • A recent resume or CV  (optional)
    • A statement of interest that includes the following content:
      • Discuss what it would mean to you to become a student affairs professional.
      • Describe your personal characteristics that prepare you to become an effective student affairs professional.
      • Present your career objectives and discuss how a degree in College Student Personnel will prepare you to meet these objectives.
    • Personal interview.
    • Applicants for the M.Ed. in College Student Personnel must have an average grade of B or higher as defined by the major department in upper-level undergraduate courses in the major.

Application Deadline

Prerequisites: None

Graduate Program Contacts:
Dr. Adriel Hilton - Graduate Program Director
College of Education and Allied Professions
Killian Building, Room 209G
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723
828-227-2115 (phone)
828-227-7021 (fax)

Dr. April Perry



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