This question came to mind sometime last week as I was preparing a workshop on theory for Advisors. I realized that half of the participants do not have their Masters degrees, and of those that did, only two had ones in Higher Education and/or Student Affairs. As I sat in this room full of very mindful, competent advisors, I wondered: is a Higher Ed/Student Affairs Masters Degree necessary for entry-level?
About the Author
Sara Ackerson is an Academic Coordinator in the Carson College of Business at Washington State University-Vancouver. She earned her Bachelors degree from Portland State University and her Masters in Administration of Higher Education from Suffolk University. Her interests include academic advising, creating links between academic & student affairs, technology in advising, traveling, Boston Bruins hockey, & her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. You can follow her on Twitter @sara_ackerson.