Graduate Assistantships are a great way to earn some extra income during graduate school, and gain valuable experience working with staff and students.
Graduate Assistantships: M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development
Graduate Resident Adviser (GRA) positions are available to students in the M.A. Higher Education and Student Development program.
GRA positions are ten-month appointments that include a stipend, a weekly meal stipend in Anderson Commons throughout the school year, partial tuition remission, a one or two-bedroom furnished apartment, and other employee benefits. A two-year commitment is required.
How to Apply
GRA application is included in the online program application for M.A. Higher Education & Student Development.
Graduate Assistants (GA) are part-time, one to two-year professional positions that work alongside various departments within the Higher Education and Student Development program. There are GA positions in the Office of Ministry & Evangelism, Office of Multicultural Development, International Student Programs, and Learning and Accessibility Services, among others. GA positions provide graduate students the opportunity to both earn an income and gain career experience specific to the field in which they work. Students work 20 hours a week during the academic year, are paid a bi-weekly stipend and are provided a supplemental meal plan.
How to Apply
GA application is included in the online program application for M.A. Higher Education & Student Development.
If you are interested in a Graduate Resident Adviser (GRA) or Graduate Assistantship (GA) position, you will be given an opportunity to indicate your interest in your application to the HESD Program. Review available types of positions here and list your interests when prompted. There is no separate application for a GRA/GA position. Instead, it is a part of the application process for admission to the graduate program.
- Applicants must commit to being full-time residential students in the M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development program.
Graduate Resident Advisers (GRAs) and Graduate Assistantships (GAs) receive financial assistance with housing, meals, tuition, and more.
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Graduate Assistantships: M.A. in Outdoor and Adventure Leadership
Graduate Assistant (GA) positions are also available at HoneyRock, Center For Leadership Development of Wheaton College, through the M.A. in Outdoor and Adventure Leadership. They are designed to sharpen the skills of ministry practitioners, equipping them to be exceptional leaders for the Christian outdoor, adventure, and camp ministry movements, and the church.
Learn More about Graduate Assistantships at HoneyRock.
Apply here for a graduate assistantship at HoneyRock.
Academic Graduate Assistantships
Academic graduate assistantships are available in most graduate-degree programs. Responsibilities can include research, grading, and help with events. Pay is hourly, and graduate assistants typically work up to ten hours per week. Full-time enrollment is required.
For more information and to apply, contact your program's director or program administrator.