2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Educational Leadership MA, Higher Education/Student Personnel Track


College: Education and Human Performance Degree: MA
Department: Child, Family and Community Sciences Option: Nonthesis
Program Websites: http://education.ucf.edu/highered/

Track Description


The Higher Education/Student Personnel Track in the Educational Leadership MA program is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in student personnel administration in higher education and education-related fields.

Higher Education Professionals work in a variety of settings on college and university campuses, from financial aid, orientation, and residence life to athletics, international services, and student activities. They provide services and develop programs that affect all aspects of students’ lives inside and outside of the classroom.

Given the focus of the program, this master’s degree does not lead to fulfillment of K-12 teacher certification requirements.

Curriculum


The Higher Education/Student Personnel track in the Educational Leadership MA program requires a minimum of 39 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including six credit hours of core courses, 24 credit hours of specialization, three credit hours of electives, six credit hours of professional field experience, and passing a comprehensive exam at the end of studies.

Given the focus of the program, this master’s degree does not lead to the fulfillment of K-12 teacher certification requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required: 39 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Independent Learning


Both an internship and practicum are required for completing the degree, in addition to a capstone seminar.

Application Requirements


For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions  section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements , applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years.
  • Three letters of recommendation, with one being from a staff, administrator, or faculty at a college or university familiar with your involvement or engagement in postsecondary education.
  • Resumé.
  • Personal statement explaining your past, present, and future involvement in events or activities related to your development in College Student Personnel.

An individual and group interview may be required. The Higher Education/Student Personnel track admits in fall term only.

Application Deadlines


All application materials must be submitted by the appropriate deadline listed below.

Higher Education / Student Personnel *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15 Jul 1 - -
International Applicants Jan 15 Jan 15 - -
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

Financials


Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information  section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.

Fellowships


Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.

Contact Info


Graduate Program

Nancy Marshall, EdD
Visiting Lecturer
Nancy.Marshall@ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-823-5369
ED 206H

Graduate Admissions

Christina Dabrowski
gradadmissions@ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
GMAT: RZT-HT-58
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

Graduate Fellowships

Grad Fellowships
Telephone: 407-823-0127
gradfellowship@ucf.edu
https://funding.graduate.ucf.edu

Graduate Financial Aid

UCF Student Financial Assistance
Millican Hall 120
Telephone: 407-823-2827
Appointment Line: 407-823-5285
Fax: 407-823-5241
finaid@ucf.edu
http://finaid.ucf.edu