Graduate Assistantships

Students in the Department of Counseling and Development benefit from the many and varied Graduate Assistantships on campus to help fund the cost of their education. In addition to helping fund graduate students' education, Graduate Assistantships provide Counseling and Development students with valuable work experience in which they apply what they are learning in courses while working with students, faculty, and staff throughout the university. Over 100 graduate assistantships are awarded each academic year to deserving graduate students.

To be eligible for a full-time assistantship (Fall and Spring only), students must gain admission to graduate study, register and maintain at least nine semester credits of graduate coursework, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and demonstrate academic progress. Full-time assistantships may be awarded for up to two years with recipients working 17.5 hours per week during the regular academic year. In return, students receive a $4,000 academic year stipend and a full tuition waiver for up to 12 graduate credits per semester. Assistantships may also be awarded on a part-time basis. Interviews for assistantships will occur during Interview Day.