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    Graduate Assistantship

    What is a Graduate Assistantship?

    Mount St. Mary's University offers highly competitive graduate assistantships to provide an opportunity for graduate students to further their knowledge in both academic and professional fields through involvement in different areas of the University.

    The graduate assistantship is designed to provide a meaningful learning experience. Students who are awarded graduate assistantships may be working in areas such as research, student support, program support, teaching support, administration support, departmental aid, etc.

    There are various graduate assistantships offered throughout the university. Positions offer an opportunity to work with faculty and administrative departments. While most Graduate Assistantships are offered for two years on a renewable one-year appointment, working 20 hours per week from August – May, there are a few appointments scheduled 15 hours per week from July - June.

    The graduate assistantship application is by invitation only for students who have been admitted into a graduate degree program, completed the enrollment decision form and have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

      Who qualifies for an invitation to apply?

      The graduate assistantship application is by invitation only for students who have all of the following;
      • An undergraduate career total GPA of 3.0 or higher.
      • Acceptance into a Mount St. Mary's University graduate degree program. *
      • Completion of the Enrollment Decision Form.
      *excluding Dual Degree programs and certificates.

      International students can qualify for an invitation, however if an international student becomes eligible to receive a graduate assistantship award it cannot be applied towards their financial affidavit.

      What is the compensation?

      Compensation for  graduate assistantship consists of tuition remission and an annual stipend. All students awarded graduate assistantships will receive an annual $6000 stipend for a maximum of 2 years. Tuition remission for awarded students will be determined by the total number of credits required in the awardee’s program.
      • 36-39 credit graduate programs receive 12 graduate level credits per contract year for a maximum of 2 years. 
      • 40 + credit graduate programs receive 18 graduate level credits per contract year for a maximum of 2 years. 

      Timeline:

      October 15Fall graduate program applications open
      January 3 - February 27Invitations will be sent out for those who have been accepted into a graduate program AND meet GPA requirement
      February 28Enrollment Decision Form due
      March 1Graduate Assistantship application due
      March 5Panel review
      March 15Decision letters released
      April 15Hiring process/role assignments begins
      August 15Contracts begin

      36-39 Credit* Graduate Programs


      The below programs receive tuition remission for 12 graduate level credits per contract year for a maximum of 2 years       
      (*excludes certificates)

       
      CREDITS

      Master of Business Administration

      •  Business Administration, MBA36
      •  Business Administration with Data Science, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, MBA36
      •  Business Administration with Government Contracting Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, MBA36
      •  Business Administration with Logistics and Supply Chain Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, MBA36
      •  Business Administration with Organizational Development Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, MBA36
      •  Business Administration with Project Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, MBA36

      Master of Science in Health Administration

      •  Health Administration, MS36

      Master of Science in Sport Management

      •  Sport Management, MS36
      •  Sport Management with Organizational Development Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, MS42*
      •  Sport Management with Project Management Post-Baccaulaureate Certificate, MS42*
      *Excludes Certificates

      Master of Arts in Teaching

      •  Art Education (Grades P-12), MAT36
      •  Music Education (Grades P-12), MAT36
      •  Secondary Education (Grades 7-12), MAT36
      •  World Languages (Grades P-12), MAT36

      Master of Education

      •  Instructional Leadership, M.Ed.36
      •  Reading (Grade K-12), M.Ed.36
      •  Instructional Design and Technology, M.Ed.36

      Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies

      •  Philosophical Studies, MAPS31

      Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management

      •  Biotechnology and Management, MS36
      •  Biotechnology and Management, MS, and Data Science Post-Baccalaureate Certificate42*
      •  Biotechnology and Management, MS, and Organizational Development Post-Baccalaureate Certificate45*
      •  Biotechnology and Management, MS, and Project Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate45*
      •  Biotechnology and Management, MS, and Quality Assurance and Regulatory Science Post-Baccalaureate Certificate42*
      *Excludes Certificates

      40+  Credit* Graduate Programs


      The below programs receive tuition remission for 18 graduate level credits per contract year for a maximum of 2 years (*excludes certificates)

       
      CREDITS

      Master of Arts in Teaching

      •  Elementary Education (Grades 1-6), MAT45
      •  Elementary/Special Education (Grades 1-8), MAT54

      Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

      •  Applied Behavior Analysis, MS42

      Want more information?

      Find out more about our graduate programs in businesseducation and science and fill out a free graduate program application to start your journey towards becoming a graduate assistant.

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