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Higher Education Graduate Preparation Programs: Characteristics and Trends


Journal of College Student Development Volume 57, Number 3, ISSN 0897-5264


Student affairs is a transformative profession, with professionals offering support and assistance to students as they pursue higher education. An increasing number of these professionals have been guided by a foundation in knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained in higher education graduate degree programs. It is estimated that between 15% and 20% of the current workforce in student affairs are new professionals coming directly from graduate preparation programs (Cilente, Henning, Skinner Jackson, Kennedy, & Sloan, 2006; Renn & Hodges, 2007).


Underwood, S.J. & Austin, C.E. (2016). Higher Education Graduate Preparation Programs: Characteristics and Trends. Journal of College Student Development, 57(3), 326-332. Retrieved November 16, 2019 from .

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