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Graduate Assistantship Application Process

Graduate Assistantship Application Process

Assistantships in Campus Ministry are awarded by and are under the direction of the Department of Campus Ministry.  Awards are made following the applicant's acceptance into the Graduate Religious Studies Program.

Campus Ministry Graduate Assistantship Application Process and Checklist

Applications for campus ministry graduate assistantships are due by February 1 each year.   Early Applications are welcome. The most qualified applicants will be contacted for telephone and on-campus interviews during the month of February.  Offers are typically made by mid-April.  See the Graduate Assistant Ministry Portfolio Overview page for sample ministerial portfolios.

There are two main parts of the application process: the application to the graduate academic program in theology or pastoral ministry, and the application to Campus Ministry for a graduate assistantship. Be sure to submit ALL of the following by February 1:

Submit to the Coordinator of Campus Ministry Graduate Assistant Program
Submit to Graduate Admission Processing
  • Three Letters of Reference: These can be the same three letters that you submit for the application to the master’s program (submit only once, directly to the graduate school through your online application).  At least two should address your potential for graduate theological studies. At least one should address your potential as a minister to undergraduate students as well as your ability to succeed in a master’s level course of study.
  • Completed application to the Master's Program with supporting materials: Applications are submitted online at the Graduate Admissions Office.
Submit Campus Ministry Assistantship Application and Current Resume and direct all questions regarding the Campus Ministry Assistantship to:

Kelly Adamson
Director of Campus Ministry Graduate Assistant Program
University of Dayton
300 College Park Dr.
Dayton, OH 45469-0408
Phone: 937-229-2574
Fax: 937-229-2035

Direct questions regarding the Graduate School Admission to:

Graduate Admission Processing
University of Dayton
300 College Park Dr.
Dayton, OH 45469-1301
Phone: 937-229-4305
Fax: 937-229-4729

Note: The Department of Religious Studies separately administers a number of research and teaching assistantships.  Information on these can be obtained through the scholarships link on the Department of Religious Studies Homepage.


Campus Ministry

Liberty Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408