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Religious Studies

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available in both the Department of Religious Studies and Campus Ministry.

The Department of Religious Studies Graduate Assistant program prepares graduate students for work in academic fields. Responsibilities of a graduate assistant in the department of Religious Studies are determined in conjunction with the Chair of the department and the faculty whom he/she assists. These usually include assisting faculty in research, grading or teaching, academic committee work, or some combination of this work. From mid-August through mid-May, graduate assistants are expected to dedicate an average of twenty hours per week to quality work for the department. As a departmental graduate assistant, you will receive faculty mentoring, a stipend, and tuition remission for eighteen semester hours of tuition per academic year.

The Campus Ministry Graduate Assistant program prepares graduate theological studies and pastoral ministry students for professional lay ministry in the church through practical ministerial experience and formation. Each graduate student works about 20 hours a week in campus ministry, contributing to their collaborative ministerial approach that serves a diverse student body. Animated by our Marianist charism, formation happens in a collaborative community of learners and practitioners through ministerial skills training, hands-on ministry, supportive supervision and mentoring, theological reflection, and prayerful discernment. The Campus Ministry Graduate Assistantship includes tuition, room, board, and stipend.

All University of Dayton graduate assistants also have access to individual health care coverage for a modest fee deducted from the bi-monthly stipend paycheck.


Graduate Programs in Religious Studies

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