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Welcome to Higher Education & Student Affairs!

Are you looking for a master's program that will provide you with the necessary skills to be a successful student affairs practitioner? Are you looking for an innovative curriculum created and implemented by faculty and current student affairs professionals? Are you looking for small classes, unique graduate assistantship opportunities, and multiple practical experiences? Then look no further... HESA is for you!!

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Our coursework has a lot to offer us and encompasses both theory and practice. We learn from seasoned professionals who possess a great deal of experience, and they recognize that our knowledge is of equal value and allow us to share it. -- Jeff Carter (2009)
2009 Grad


Congratulations to the 2010 graduates! Check out the HESA Alumni page to keep in touch!

The University of Connecticut, the Division of Student Affairs and the HESA program are multicultural environments

  • where diverse persons and perspectives are valued;
  • where students can engage with cultural centers, human rights initiatives, community outreach opportunities and other experiences; and
  • where graduates will be well prepared to serve in the increasingly diverse workplaces of the future.

The HESA program strongly encourages the participation of students who differ by age, color, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and disability status.



Applications are now closed for entrance into the Higher Education and Student Affairs Masterís Program in September 2011. Please check back this summer for information regarding entrance into the program in September 2012.

  • Interview Days for the HESA Program for September 2011 admittance will take place on Sunday, February 27, 2011 and Monday, February 28, 2011.
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The Program!

HESA's newsletter, The Program, features recent news about the HESA program and the Division of Student Affairs at UConn.


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