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Admission Requirements:

Each applicant must satisfy the general criteria for admission to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and each of the following requirements:

  1. Earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  2. Have an overall undergraduate grade point average near or above 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale. For students with a GPA near or below 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale GPA, special attention is given to their final 60 credit hours.

  3. Have an approved assistantship (on-campus applicants) or work full time (distance applicants) in an approved area of Student Affairs and Higher Education. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.

  4. Additional requirements for admission and/or progress toward the degree may be applicable. See the Graduate Catalog from the College of Graduate Studies.

Note: the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT required for admission to the SAHE program. You are not required to submit scores.

Preparing for the program - Undergraduate courses. There is no specific academic preparation for student affairs administration at the undergraduate level although most students have academic backgrounds in education, the social or behavioral sciences. A common element among our graduate students is an active participation in campus life as an undergraduate, or in their work since graduation. Both paid and unpaid work on campus and with organizations working with campus life is an important source or experience in student affairs.


Application Materials Required:

The items below are to be submitted to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the following address

Indiana State University
Graduate Admissions
Welcome Center
318 N. Sixth St.
Terre Haute, IN 47809

​​College of Graduate and Professional Studies application submitted online.

Official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended, sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies.

Copies of the following application materials may also be sent to the EDLR Department - SAHE program:

Attn: SAHE Program Coordinator
Indiana State University
EDLR Department, Rm 211G
College of Education
Terre Haute, IN 47809

  • Resume/vita
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons who can comment on your potential and/or fit for the program.


Dates and Deadlines:

The SAHE program admits students for FALL only.

The SAHE application deadline is December 31st for admission in the FALL of the upcoming year. The only program start time is in the fall semester. There is no spring or summer start time. Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis with program coordinator approval.  Timely submission of all items listed below is essential to receive an invitation to the February on-campus assistantship interview days which is required for all on-campus students.

“Distance Education Students Residing outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering distance education. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU distance education programs may not be available in all states.” More SAHE Distance Information

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