Do you have a passion for working with college students? If so, the University of
Memphis's Master of Science (M.S.) in Leadership and Policy Studies with a concentration
in Student Personnel may be for you. The program emphasizes the skills, knowledge,
and attitudes required to be effective leaders on college campuses.
The concentration in Student Personnel is designed for those who are enthusiastic
about working with college students in various functional areas, including but not
limited to housing, admissions, student life, orientation, academic advising and judicial
affairs. Students are able to tailor the program to fit individual goals and interests.
Opportunities for practical experience are available through internships and graduate
assistantships. Students are also encouraged to continue their professional preparation
at the doctoral level.
The Program of Studies provides an overview of required coursework for completion
of the degree. Most students in our program have already established successful careers.
Therefore, classes are scheduled in the evenings and on weekends to meet the needs
of the working adult.
Prior to graduation, students are required to produce a portfolio of the products
created in the courses which demonstrate specific program competencies. To view a
sample portfolio and for more information on the details of the portfolio submission
timeline, click here.