Office of Graduate Admissions

Graduate Assistantships

 
Working on campus

Each academic year, Seton Hall offers a limited number of graduate assistantships.

Assistantships draw on a variety of different skills and require a presence on campus 20 hours each week. You can view information on open positions and submit your application online using the GA Job Database.

Overview

  • You must be admitted to a program before you can apply for a graduate assistantship.
  • To apply, you must complete the application form, your resume, and a personal statement. You may use the essay required for your degree application. When you complete the application form, you will be able to upload your resume. You can also copy and paste your personal statement in the comment section.
  • Prospective employers seeking graduate assistants, review applications, conduct interviews and hire assistants. You will be contacted if they wish to interview you for an open position.
  • If you are granted an assistantship, you will work for a department or office, such as the department of Biological Sciences.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the graduate assistantship program?
A graduate assistantship is an on-campus, part-time job for which the compensation is tuition remission and a small stipend. There are about 150 positions on campus, about one third of which become available each year because the award is renewable for one year. There are teaching, research, and administrative/office jobs available throughout the University.

Who is eligible to work as a graduate assistant?
Students who have been accepted into a degree program are eligible for assistantships. Assistantships are not available to non-matriculated students or students in certificate programs.

How do I apply for an Assistantship?
Apply for an assistantship online. Your complete application consists of the application form, your resume, and a personal statement.

How do I get an Assistantship? How does it work?
Applications are reviewed by program directors, managers and or supervisors. You will be contacted if they wish to interview you for an open position.

Is there a deadline for applications?
There is no official deadline for applications, but most departments conduct hiring interviews in the spring semester for the following fall. There are very few mid-year appointments, so most applications are reviewed in the spring semester.

Can I apply for an assistantship at the same time as I apply to a graduate degree program?
No, you must be admitted to a degree (not certificate) program before you can be employed as a graduate assistant.

Where can I learn more about graduate assistantships?
For more information, please consult the Graduate Assistant Handbook.

Contact Us

Office of Graduate Admissions
(973) 275-2892
Fax (973) 275-2993
shugrad@shu.edu
Presidents Hall Rm. 304

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