The Master of Arts in Higher Education program at Messiah College offers
a select number of Graduate Assistantships for full-time degree seeking
students in the Master of Arts in Higher Education. Graduate
assistantships offer students the opportunity to put the theories,
gained through classroom instruction, into practice through supervised,
real-world experience. Assistantships are designed to provide a
meaningful educational and professional experience that will provide
graduates with the skills and knowledge they need for successful
professional employment. Graduate Assistantships are generally two-year
Compensation and Eligibility
Graduate Assistants earn compensation as salaried, non-exempt employees
for the performance of administrative services that benefit the College
and also serve as part of the student's academic and professional
development. The service performed must be related to the student's
academic program in order to qualify for an assistantship appointment.
Students may not count the same work experience in their graduate
assistantships for internship experience. The graduate assistantship
and internship(s) must be distinct experiences. The graduate assistant
must be eligible to work in the United States; eligibility is confirmed
via the I-9 Form. Graduate Assistants must maintain full-time
registered, degree-seeking status (6 credits per semester, 15 per
calendar year) and good academic standing (3.0 GPA) for the duration of
the Graduate Assistant appointment. Graduate Assistants work
approximately 20 hours per week during their appointment and no more
than 800 hours per calendar year. Graduate Assistants may not be
employed on campus in any other capacity during the period of the
2015-2016 Graduate Assistantships
Graduate Assistantship opportunities are posted in late
fall. Applications are reviewed, interviews are held, and invitations
extended each spring. The application process is as follows:
Complete the Graduate Assistantship Application after reviewing descriptions and requirements for each graduate assistantship position. (The link for each application is found in the boxes on the right)
Begintheenrollmentapplication process in the Master of Arts in Higher Education program. You must be accepted into the Master of Arts in Higher Education program to be considered as a candidate.
Offers and Placements
Graduate assistantships will be awarded based on a thorough
review of applicants, including interviews. Interviews will be held on
campus, generally during the month of March. If distance is a factor,
Skype interviews can be conducted. Placements will be
made in partnership with assistantship supervisors.
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
Graduate Assistant placement is contingent upon completion of successful reference and background checks.
Questions If you have any questions about the
graduate assistantships or application process, please contact Tina
Keul, Administrative Assistant, at email@example.com or (717) 796-5077.
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