Graduate assistantship information, School of Education and Health Sciences

Graduate assistantships 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.

Explore the links below to learn more:


SEHS departments that award assistantships

Assistantships can be awarded within any of the following School of Education and Health Sciences areas: 

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Eligibility & how to apply

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

For information about when and how to apply, visit the Apply page.

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

As a graduate assistant, if you want to work additional hours on or off campus, the following guidelines must be followed. 

  • Additional work must be approved by your GA contract supervisor, additional work supervisor (if additional work is on campus), and the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research of the School of Education and Health Sciences.
  • The work should be related to your field of study or career/professional development.
  • Additional work cannot exceed 38 hours per month of your contract, except in the summer. (This does not apply to international students who have a current GA contract for 20 hours per week  — which is the maximum amount of hours they can work).
  • Under some conditions, students working on federal contracts may not work additional hours. Please verify the requirements dictated by federal guidelines.
  • There are no restrictions on the amount of the additional hourly compensation.
  • You will need to complete an Authorization for Additional Work by a Graduate Assistant and submit it to the Associate Dean for processing.

Download and complete the Authorization for Additional Work form (pdf) >>

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Tuition remission and paid stipends

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

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