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Welcome to Higher Education & Student Affairs!

Are you looking for a master's program that will provide you with the necessary skills to be a successful student affairs practitioner? Are you looking for an innovative curriculum created and implemented by faculty and current student affairs professionals? Are you looking for small classes, unique graduate assistantship opportunities, and multiple practical experiences? Then look no further... HESA is for you!!

The University of Connecticut, the Division of Student Affairs and the HESA program are multicultural environments

  • where diverse persons and perspectives are valued;
  • where students can engage with cultural centers, human rights initiatives, community outreach opportunities and other experiences; and
  • where graduates will be well prepared to serve in the increasingly diverse workplaces of the future.

The HESA program strongly encourages the participation of students who differ by race, color, ethnicity, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, and gender identity or expression.


The application for entrance to the UConn HESA program is no longer available.

  • Interview days for Fall 2014 applicants will be held February 23-24, 2014. Applicants should expect communication via e-mail mid-January regarding their status.

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Alumni Corner

  • Congratulations 2013 graduates! Check out the HESA Alumni page to keep in touch!

What our graduates say…

Our classes are special because you take them with your cohort, the majority of our instructors are also full time student affairs administrators who provide a form of mentorship for our student affairs practice. -- Kenny Importante (2009)


How did you find out about the program?



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Professional Association