College Student Affairs

Master's Program in the Department of Clinical and Professional Studies

The University of West Georgia offers a graduate program in College Student Affairs. This is a concentration within the Counselor Education & College Student Affairs program located in the Department of Clinical and Professional Studies. Courses will be taught by both full-time faculty and practitioners, with meaningful assistantships in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.  The CSA program uses the CAS Standards and ACPA/NASPA professional competencies for student affairs practitioners as guidelines for program development and assessment.




Master of Education in Professional Counseling with a concentration in College Student Affairs


To prepare and develop the next generation of student affairs professionals.


The UWG College Student Affairs program will prepare graduate students for careers serving students in higher education by providing opportunities to:

  • Develop advising and helping skills 
  • Develop competencies as outlined by the NASPA/ACPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners 
  • Understand and appreciate the student development experience and student diversity in higher education
  • Understand the historical and theoretical context of higher education
  • Understand and apply the practice-to-theory-to-practice model 
  • Gain focused practical experience through assistantships, internships, and practica to prepare graduates for successful careers in higher education

Students in the College Student Affairs program should either have a graduate assistantship or be working full-time in higher education.

Guidelines to Apply HERE!

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 cohort as they finish their matriculation through the CSA Masters Program! We are very proud of you all!

For More Information:

Dr. Matt Varga
(678) 839 - 6160
Ed. Annex 243

Dr. Ryan Bronkema
(678) 839 - 6069
Ed Annex 247