Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships offer degree-related experience and financial support for graduate students enrolled in the Student Development Administration (SDA) programThese experiences are often an important factor when applying for positions after graduation.

Eligibility

  • Admitted to a graduate program at Seattle University
  • Make satisfactory progress toward your degree during the assistantship
  • Take an average of 6 credits per quarter to complete the program in two years, but more or less can be taken depending on the student’s progress through the program
  • Apply by December 1 for a graduate assistantship as part of your graduate admissions application

Terms of Employment

  • Most annual contracts run from mid-August to mid-June
  • Intention is for the student to remain in the position for two academic years
  • Second year students may apply
  • Admission into the graduate program does not guarantee an assistantship

Student Development Administration - College of Education

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 sda@seattleu.edu or (206) 296-5759.

TimelineEvent
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 Collin Nail at nailc@seattleu.edu or (206) 296-2525 with questions regarding the graduate assistantship program.

Graduate Assistantship Application Process

Graduate Assistantships for 2021-2022*


Albers School of Business and Economics

Center for Student Involvement

Housing and Residence Life

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Orientation Programs

Student Conduct and Integrity Formation

University Recreation

Wellness and Health Promotion

* Position descriptions for 2022-2023 Graduate Assistantships will be posted in early November 2021.