The Experience of Master-Level Graduate Students with Prior Professional Experience Enrolled in Student Affairs Graduate Programs Public Deposited

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  • This qualitative thesis explored the experiences of self-identified Master-level graduate students who worked four or more years in higher education before enrolling into a student affairs graduate program. The researcher utilized a sample of six semi-structured student interviews along with a review of relevant literature. The data analysis yielded five themes. The themes that emerged from the data played a role in determining how participants navigated the graduate school experience. The themes are: (a) motivation for returning to graduate school, (b) academia, (c) professional development opportunities, (d) relationships, and (e) cost associated with the program. This study contributes to the understanding of adult learners and their internal and external experience in graduate school. The author suggests ways in which student affairs graduate programs can adapt and improve support for the adult learner population and raises questions about the current curriculum and delivery of services to adult learners.
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