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Student Experience

Higher Education and Student Affairs

Going Global

When it came time to pick a graduate program, Hazara Leon (MA '24) knew that NYU Steinhardt’s master of arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs would offer hands-on experiences around the globe.

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Hazara Leon

Making Connections

Our faculty members facilitate professional development opportunities like attending the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators conference and other national conventions.

Meet our faculty
Students and faculty at the NASPA conference in Boston.

Getting Involved

For Alexis Meza (MA ’24), NYU Steinhardt’s master of arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs provides ample opportunities to get involved on campus.

Explore the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Student Testimonials

Interested in exploring life after graduation? Check out our alumni in action.

Tucker Chorpening

"Higher education offers so many avenues to explore, and I feel supported in exploring these avenues in a way that allows me flexibility and creativity."

Tucker Chorpening (MA '24)

Brooke Kahan

"I am excitedly challenged by the faculty to take the leap and bring my full self to the world."

Brooke Kahan (MA '24)

Hamna Younas

"This master's program has taught me to be more culturally competent and to work towards fostering inclusive spaces where all students can thrive."

Hamna Younas (MA '24)


Study Away

Students in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program can study away for short-term, in-depth learning experiences in South Africa, Brazil, India, and Ghana. Explore programs and student testimonials.


Gain firsthand experience for a career in higher education and student affairs with paid assistantships, available at 14 partner sites across New York City and in a range of offices and roles.


The culminating Capstone Project encourages professional development, enables professional socialization, and enhances student career preparation.

Journal of Student Affairs

The Journal of Student Affairs is an annual, student-run, peer-reviewed journal that explores contemporary issues and current trends in the field of higher education with a focus on topics of interest to student affairs professionals.

Association of Student Affairs Professionals

The Associate of Student Affairs Professionals provides educational, professional, and social opportunities that encourage personal growth and the development of core competencies related to the field of Higher Education. 

In the Loop Newsletter

Students have the opportunity to edit and share the In the LOOP higher education newsletter, which shares department and program news, highlights student and faculty accomplishments, and more.

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