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.
The program integrates academic coursework with practitioner-based experience. The SPHE master’s degree consists 36 credit hours of core classes and 10 credit hours of supervised practicum and internship experiences (46 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.
Students are encouraged to apply to the UF Office for Student Financial Affairs for assistance with loans, grants, and fellowships. In cooperation with the UF Division of Student Affairs and Santa Fe College, several part-time positions are available in such areas as orientation, residence life, career services, student activities, Greek life, multicultural programs, etc. On-campus interviews for these positions will take place on SPHE Visitation Day and then, on an on-going basis as necessary for positions to begin in the Fall term.
Graduate Assistantship Opportunities
First priority for admissions to the SPHE program will be given to candidates who apply, interview and are slated to be offered Graduate Assistantships and employment due to the “theory-to-practice” nature of the program.