Graduate assistantships offer degree-related experience and financial support for graduate students enrolled in the Student Development Administration (SDA) program. These experiences are often an important factor when applying for positions after graduation.
The Master's degree in Student Development Administration is designed for those who want to work with college students outside of the formal classroom. Creative educators are needed in all post-secondary institutions throughout the United States and increasingly in other countries. Nationally recognized for its "education of the whole person," this program fosters understanding student diversity, ethics and values, and the ability to adapt to specific educational environments.
If you have questions about the admissions application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 296-5774.
|December 1||Deadline for SDA admissions and graduate assistantship applications|
|Late January||Applicants receive notification of admission|
|February 18-19 & February 25-26||Preview Days for graduate assistantship interviews (attend one session)|
|Mid March||Applicants receive hiring offers|
|Mid May||Contracts and new hire paperwork|
|Mid August||Mandatory orientation for graduate assistants|
Please contact Nancy Gregory, Administrative Coordinator, at email@example.com or (206) 296-2525 with questions regarding the graduate assistantship program.
GA supervisors will review materials after admissions decisions have been released. Admitted students will receive an invitation to one of two Preview Days sessions along with an interview schedule. Conference-style interviews take place on the second day of Preview Days. Interviews are 25-30 minutes each and candidates are offered an average of 3-5 interviews.
Graduate Assistants are compensated at a rate of $21.67 per hour and work an average of 20 hours per week. Total earnings for the year may not exceed $15,605 before taxes (total earnings limits are adjusted for 12-month positions). GAs who work in Housing and Residence Life also receive a single on-campus apartment and meal plan. Graduate Assistants are paid semi-monthly on the 10th and 25th day of the month by direct deposit. Earnings can be used to fund tuition, books, fees, living expenses, or for other purposes at the student’s discretion. Additional details will be provided during the interview and hiring process.
Graduate Assistants do not receive tuition remission and are not eligible for the employee tuition benefits program.
* Position descriptions for 2021-2022 Graduate Assistantships will be posted in early November 2020.