Become an Equity-Minded Leader in Higher Education 

Earn your degree at Seattle University, one of the nation’s top programs for developing highly skilled, culturally responsive student affairs and higher education practitioners.

Learn critical skills: 

  • Develop student-centered programs that improve college access and success 
  • Foster identity-conscious supervision and student leadership development 
  • Direct strategic change 
  • Advocate for just policies and practices in higher education 
  • Lead campus-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives 
  • Assess and evaluate programs 
  • Engage in scholarly research, grant writing and fundraising 
  • Navigate your career in higher education and beyond 

Program Highlights

  • Build a Lasting Network on a Local and National Level, with colleagues for life, enriching your professional journey beyond graduation. 
  • Intern with Top Student Affairs and Higher Education Administrators gaining hands-on experience. 
  • Choose Specializations or Create Your Own, with a focus on transformative justice, leadership, or college access and equity 
  • High Placement Rate where 100% of graduates are promoted or working in new higher education jobs within 3 months. 
  • Flexible Starts, Tailored for Working Professionals, beginning in summer or fall with a mix of primarily in-person and some online course opportunities. 
  • Affordable Tuition that makes quality education accessible (with graduate assistantships and institutional scholarships.)
  • Engage with a Team of Faculty Scholar-Practitioners who teach and mentor. 
  • Publish research and writing in peer-reviewed journal. 

Make the Most of Your SeattleU Experience

Work, Internships and Professional Development Opportunities

Make the Most of Your SeattleU Experience

Nationally Recognized and Locally Connected

Our program is sought out for its relevant real-world experiences and the academic and inclusive excellence within the curriculum.

  • Internship partnerships provide experience at:
    • community colleges 
    • 4-year public and independent colleges 
    • college access organizations
    • university recruitment and leadership training in tech and other companies 
  • Unique Graduate Assistantship opportunities offer leadership roles within campus and student life.
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 Our program is recognized by the leading national membership organizations in the field.



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Ashley Miller

Senior Admissions Counselor

(206) 296-5774

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GG Flint

Senior Program Administrative Assistant

(206) 296-5750