Master of Education - College Student Affairs
Welcome Prospective Students!
Thank you for your interest in the College Student Affairs (CSA), Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed Program at the University of South Florida. The CSA Program is a full-time two-year program of study. The CSA Program is based on a cohort model combining both classroom learning with practical experience in student affairs and higher education.
Please explore our website to learn about the College Student Affairs Program and the University of South Florida to determine if this program is a fit for your educational and career aspirations. If so, we encourage you to become an applicant and begin the admissions process for the CSA program.
Admission to the CSA, Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed Program is a three-step process:
- Admission to the CSA program requires completion of the University of South Florida graduate admissions application, which is available online. Submission of all related documentation required by Graduate Admissions and CSA Program as (listed below) is also needed.
- Applicants will participate in an academic interview once the complete application is received and qualifications have been met. Academic interviews will take place in January, 2018.
- Students will interview for Graduate Assistantships during the program’s Open House, scheduled in February, 2018. If you are a part-time student, please read the "Exceptions" under Graduate Assistantships.
Applicants to the College Student Affairs (CSA) program must meet the admission requirements as established by the USF Graduate School and the College of Education.
Minimum Graduate School Requirements: USF Graduate School Requirements
College Student Affairs Program Requirements
- Official GRE score (post-August 1, 2011) recommended scores - 153 Verbal and 144 Quantitative (sent directly through ETS, USF School Code 5828)
- OR A Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) recommended score of at least 389 (the 50th percentile).
- Due to the writing intensiveness of the CSA program, applicants with a score of 4 or greater on the Writing component of the GRE are considered more favorably for admission.
- Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a four-point scale for upper division coursework
- Provide three letters of recommendation (specifics listed under Application Checklist). Having at least one letter from an academic/instructor who can speak authoritatively to the applicant’s ability to perform graduate-level work is strongly recommended.
- Personal statement (1-2 pages) explaining the applicant’s interest in a career in student affairs as a field and why the USF CSA program specifically can help meet that goal.
Applicants whose native language is not English or who have not earned a degree in the U.S. must, according to university policy, submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score (minimum of 500 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 80 internet-based test) taken within two years preceding application.
For information regarding Residency, please visit the Office of the Registrar's webpage.