Capstone: Higher Education and Student Affairs MA


The goals of the Capstone Project are to:

  • Encourage professional development and professional socialization;
  • Encourage involvement in professional organizations;
  • Ensure preparation for global higher education; and
  • Enhance student career preparation.

Program Overview


  • Each student will write and have approved by their advisor a statement of professional philosophy and professional preparation.
  • Each student will be required to engage in professional development that includes exploration of issues in global higher education. A point system is provided to track this engagement.
  • Each student will develop and present a portfolio of their work and accomplishments.

Program Elements

  • Portfolio
  • Statement of Professional Philosophy and Program Preparation
  • Guidelines for Professional Development and Global Higher Education Points
  • Capstone Presentation

Download the Capstone Handbook in PDF format.