Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships offer degree-related experience and financial support for graduate students enrolled in the SDA master's program. These experiences are often an important factor when competing for positions after graduation. In order to be eligible for an assistantship, students must be admitted to Graduate School, enroll for a minimum of six credits per quarter during the time of their assistantship and make satisfactory progress toward their master's degree during their assistantship.

Graduate Assistants are typically employed from early-September to mid-June. Admission into the graduate program does not guarantee a graduate assistantship.

The Graduate Assistantship application is contained within the SDA program application; the deadline for both is December 1 for the following year. Admitted applicants will be invited to SDA Preview Days to be held at Seattle University.

The Preview Days for the 2018-19 academic year will be held on two different dates.
Group 1: February 21-22, 2019
Group 2: February 28-March 1, 2019

Apply for the 2018-19 academic year

Graduate Assistantship Positions

Below are some of the offices that typically employ graduate assistants. For a more complete list of offices as well as position descriptions of anticipated GAships coming available the 2018-2019 academic year, please click here

Albers School of Business and Economics 

  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Career Services 

  • Graduate Assistant for Career Services

Center for Service and Community Engagement   

  • Coordinator for Student Leadership through Service
  • Graduate Assistant for Service-Learning
  • Coordinator for the Seattle University Youth Initiative K-12 Leadership Program

College of Arts and Sciences   

  • Academic Advisor

Housing and Residence Life   

  • Assistant Resident Director
  • Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities 

International Student Center 

  • Coordinator of International Student Life  

Leadership Development 

  • Graduate Coordinator


Office for Wellness and Health Promotion 

  • Wellness Program Coordinator


Office of the Dean of Students

  • Collegium Coordinator
  • Graduate Assistant for New Student and Family Programs
  • Integrity Formation Graduate Assistant
  • Transition Coordinator


Office of Fellowships 

  • Graduate Assistant for Fellows


Office of Multicultural Affairs  

  • Leadership Programs
  • Program Coordinator Queer and Trans Student Development 


Student Activities 

  • Programmer
  • Campus Assistance Center, Redzone, Student Government
  • Coordinator, Student Government and Events 


Student Development  

  • Integrity Formation Programs 
  • Off-Campus Student Life 


To be eligible for a Graduate Assistantship, you must be admitted to Graduate School. Please apply for both by December 1.

Please contact Jaimie Motsenbocker by email or 206-296-2525 with questions regarding the Graduate Assistantship Program.

Graduate Assistantships Application

Make sure to apply for both the SDA Master's Program and the graduate assistantship program by December 1 to be considered for a graduate assistantship for the following academic year. These applications must both be complete by the deadline in order to guarantee consideration.

If you have questions regarding your SDA Master's Program application contact Graduate Admissions at 206-220-8010800-426-7123, or

If you have questions regarding your graduate assistantship application contact Jaimie Motsenbocker by email or call 206-296-2525.