Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education

The Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE) offers programs preparing graduate students to be future school administrators, rehabilitation counselors and postsecondary instructors and administrators. Administrative and leadership skills are developed through instruction, research and practical field experiences with a constant emphasis on the application of theory to practice. The Department also sponsors the SDSU Leadership Minor for undergraduate students.

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Department Chair: Charles Degeneffe
Department Coordinator: Kim Danh

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Fall 2025 Admissions

SDSU will begin accepting applications for fall 2025 on October 1, 2024. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual academic program information for details.

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Brenna Leon

COE Stories: Doctoral student finds a calling in servant leadership

Brenna Leon examines academia with a critical lens as she looks to ensure BIPOC students have positive experiences in higher ed.

Frank Harris III

SDSU researcher makes national ranking of impactful scholars

ARPE professor Frank Harris III, an expert on education equity matters, is named on 2024 Edu-Scholar Public Influence list.

Dickson and Herrera Villarreal

Dickson, Herrera Villarreal Named Presidential Research Fellows

COE pair among six SDSU faculty members awarded $25,000 each to further their projects.