Skip to Content

Weather Update: UofSC Columbia campus will be closed Friday, Sept. 30 due to inclement weather. Classes are canceled and only essential personnel are required to report to campus. See sc.edu/weather for updates.

College of Education

Application Process Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, you will need to submit the following to apply for the M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs:

  • Current resume which highlights educational and employment history, higher education or student affairs experience, and includes contact information.
  • Personal statement (2-3 pages, double spaced) which addresses the following:
    • What experiences have led to your interest in pursuing a career in higher education and student affairs?
    • What qualities, characteristics, and skills do you possess that make you a strong candidate for the HESA program?
    • What do you hope to learn from the HESA program and how does this relate to your personal and career goals?
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions you have attended.
  • Non-refundable application fee

Admission decisions for the Higher Education and Student Affairs program are based on multiple indicators. The faculty of the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program make recommendations for admission to the Graduate School.


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.

©