Student employment

Student Employment - Graduate Programs Financial Aid

Student work study positions

Opportunities for graduate students to be employed by Messiah University are limited to the Mechanicsburg campus and Winding Hill location. When funds and positions are available, work study assignments can be awarded to graduate students. To be considered for a work study position you must be:

  • Degree-seeking,
  • Enrolled full time,
  • Available to work at the Mechanicsburg campus or Winding Hill location (hours vary with assignment).

Graduate students interested in work study employment should contact the following:

·       Student Employment - contact the Student Employment Office at

·       Professional Employment - contact the Office of Human Resources & Compliance at


Graduate assistantships in higher education

Messiah University has a limited number of graduate assistantships for full-time degree seeking students in the Masters of Arts in higher education program. Graduate assistantships offer students the opportunity to put the theories, gained through classroom instruction, into practice through supervised, real-world experience. Each graduate assistantship offers a financial stipend commensurate with the expectations associated with the position. A graduate assistantship consists of 20 hours per week with an academic year stipend that equals tuition charged for 18 credits. Start and ending dates vary among assistantships. Students who receive graduate assistantships also pay full tuition, that is, tuition is not waived. To be eligible for a graduate assistantship, you must be enrolled full-time (15 academic units per calendar year) in the master's in higher education program and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Please click here to learn more.