SPHE On-Campus M.Ed. Program

The University of Florida Student Personnel in Higher Education program is designed to prepare students to enter Student Affairs leadership positions in two- and four-year institutions of higher education.

Students who join the SPHE on-campus master’s program graduate prepared to take on leadership roles in student affairs divisions in any higher education setting. This program integrates academic coursework with practitioner-based experience to put theory into action.

The SPHE master’s degree consists of 33 credit hours of core classes and 9 credit hours of supervised practicum and internship experiences (42 credit hours total). Students enter the graduate program in the fall semester as members of a cohort group. The group provides support and builds a sense of community for the students. All students are assigned a faculty advisor at the time of admission to help you reach higher.

Additional information about the On-Campus M.Ed. program can be obtained by contacting the Program Coordinator, Dr. Travis C. Smith.

View our webinar for prospective students below: 

Upcoming Webinars:

Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 P.M.
Topic: Program overview

Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 P.M.
Topic: Program perspective, current students

Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 P.M.
Topic: Program perspective, alumni

Program Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited United States college or university, or a degree deemed equivalent by the University of Florida Office of Admission
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 upper-division (last 60 credits) undergraduate work.

Exceptions to the above requirements are made only when these and other criteria, including letters of recommendation, are reviewed by the academic unit, recommended by the college, and approved by the Dean of the Graduate School.

NOTE: The Student Personnel in Higher Education master’s program no longer requires a submission of Graduate Records Examination (GRE) scores.

For additional questions or concerns not addressed on the webpage, contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Travis C. Smith. To check on the status of your application please email Angela Rowe.

Program Overview

  • Entry: Fall
  • Typical course load: 9 credits/semester
  • Full-time/Part-time: Full-time
  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2020
  • Average Class Size: 15-20 Students
  • Program Completion: 2 years

Program Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Kelli Peck-Parrot

Kelli Peck Parrott, Ph.D.
Clinical Full Professor, Associate Director of HDOSE, & HEAP Program Leader.

Cliff Haynes, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Graduate Coordinator of HDOSE, & Program Coordinator for online SPHE program

Dennis Kramer

Dennis A. Kramer II, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Director of the Education Policy Research Center

Lindsay Lynch headshot

Lindsay Lynch, Ed.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator for Online Ed.D. program

Justin Ortagus

Justin Ortagus, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Director of the Institute of Higher Education, & Program Coordinator for the On Campus Ph.D. program

Travis C. Smith, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator for On Campus SPHE program

Affiliate and Emeritus Faculty

Mary Kay Schneider-Carodine, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Affiliate Assistant Professor

Arthur Sandeen, Ph.D.
Emeritus UF Vice President for Student Affairs

Nancy Chrystal-Green, Ph.D.
Director of Student Activities and Involvement Affiliate Assistant Professor

Tina Horvath
Interim Senior Director of Housing and Residence Education, University of Florida

Kim Fugate-Roberts, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor