College Student Affairs (M.Ed.)


Bloomsburg University's College Student Affairs (CSA) program within the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership provides a balance of academic and theoretical learning with a strong focus on practical application of knowledge. Whether you are new to a career in College Student Affairs or have prior experience and want to strengthen your credentials for a leadership position, the CSA program has a great deal to offer.

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The CSA program prepares students to work in higher education in various capacities including admissions, residence life, academic advisement, career development, orientation, multicultural affairs, and more.

Core faculty with extensive experience in the college student affairs field provide important learning opportunities for graduate students in this program.

College Student Affairs Mission

Resting on a foundation of scholarship and best practices, the college student affairs program prepares leaders for the student affairs profession within higher education. We emphasize the centrality of the helping relationship as a means to create and nurture engaging learning environments that promote holistic college student development.

Our program is characterized by the application of theory to practice in coursework, graduate assistantships, and a capstone field experience.

College Student Affairs Values

As an educational community dedicated to promoting learning and development in college students, we enact our values through our actions. Members of the College Student Affairs community:

  • empower students to engage in practical experiences that challenge their previous modes of thinking while demonstrating the successful application of their knowledge
  • respect the history and foundations of the college student affairs profession as well as emerging trends and frameworks
  • honor and include all voices from all walks of life and experience
  • nurture collaboration among students, faculty, and internal and external university partners
  • cultivate a learning community where students feel safe expressing thoughts and ideas
  • promote professional and ethical practice
  • reflect on our academic endeavors, our practical experiences, and our progress toward professional competence
  • encourage an active stance on professional involvement as a means to professional development
  • value lifelong learning and the use of scholarship to inform our practice and regard practice as a means to inform our scholarship
CSA Educational Conference

ACPA conference experience leaves lasting impression

Presentations covering topics of new generation of college students to drunkorexia were presented by Bloomsburg University’s graduate students this spring at The American College Personal Association (ACPA) college student Educators International Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

“Academic conferences are breeding grounds for innovation,” said Mary (Kate) Orzolek, a CSA student. “ACPA created an excellent platform for the exchanging of ideas and insights for such advancement. Immense curiosity was injected into the presentations and conversations of all practitioners.”

According to the ACPA, the ACPA17 Curriculum was designed to be purposeful and inclusive.

“ACPA was a great experience to network,” said Maura Wilkerson, a CSA student. “It helped confirmed my future career path. I can’t wait to go next year!”