Program DescriptionThe Master of Science degree program in College Student Personnel (CSP) is offered through the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDF). The CSP program prepares students for entry-level positions in college and university settings and for careers as advisors, coordinators, directors, and deans at institutions of higher education throughout the country.
The program is designed in accordance with the guidelines established by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). Full- and part-time programs of study are available for students' convenience; most courses are offered in late afternoon or early evening in Kingston.
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1. Demonstrates knowledge of information, practices and theories mandated by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education for those seeking master’s-level professional work in student affairs.
1.1 Applies knowledge to the design of programs, services, practices or policies.
1.2 Integrates knowledge to analyze the impact of programs, services, practices or policies.
1.3 Applies research knowledge to assessment and evaluation practices.
2. Integrates perspectives of reflective, developmental, learning-centered student affairs practitioners.
2.1 Articulates a professional philosophy grounded in appropriate literature.
2.2 Appraises realistically professional competencies in the context of practice.
2.3 Demonstrates commitment to evidence-based practice grounded in research.
3. Demonstrates skills grounded in student affairs knowledge and perspectives.
3.1 Demonstrates effective oral communication in both individually-based and group contexts.
3.2 Demonstrates effective written communication, including appropriate use of APA StyleĀ®.
3.3 Implements assessment and evaluation linked to practice in college student affairs or a closely-related setting.
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Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: (401) 874-2260 or 874-4917
Fax: (401) 874-4035