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Graduate Assistantships

Work as a research assistant or teaching assistant in the UD School of Education and Health Sciences

Graduate assistantships within the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences are competitive and limited. Graduate assistants are employed to work between 10 to 20 hours per week on the University of Dayton campus. Most positions are for research assistants, though a limited number of teaching assistants are needed.

SEHS departments that award assistantships

  • Department of Counselor Education & Human Services
  • Department of Educational Administration
  • Department of Heath & Sports Science
  • Department of Physical Therapy
  • Department of Teacher Education


Applicants must be accepted to one of the master's/doctoral degree programs within the School of Education and Health Sciences, and must be enrolled full time upon accepting an assistantship.

Policy governing additional work beyond that of the contractual graduate assistant hours

For more information, and the "GA Additional Work" form, visit the Graduate School page on Porches.

Tuition remission and paid stipends

Standard graduate assistant contracts are valid Aug. 16- May 15. Graduate assistants are employed between 10-20 hours per week. Tuition remission and a paid stipend are awarded for the nine-month academic year.

Application deadline & info

The annual application window for graduate assistantships is Dec. 1-Jan. 31.

Please submit the following when applying:

  • Current resume: Include your program of study, expected date of graduation, relevant experience, previous or current leadership roles, research experience and technology proficiencies.
  • Personal statement: In 1-2 pages, explain why you want to be a graduate assistant in the School of Education and Health Sciences. Identify your areas of strength that would complement or enhance your involvement in the School of Education and Health Sciences.

Email all documents to Leslie Kuhnen in the School of Education and Health Sciences Dean's Office, at

Request information about graduate assistantships

Are you interested in learning more about Graduate Assistantship opportunities in the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences? Please complete the form below and indicate the type of information you'd like to receive. There is also a space at the end of the form to include comments and questions.


SEHS Graduate Assistantships

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2969