Graduate assistantships

Graduate Assistant Katherine Athens

Graduate Program in Higher Education: Graduate Assistantships

The Graduate Program in Higher Education at Messiah University offers a select number of graduate assistantships for full-time degree seeking students pursuing the Master of Arts in Higher Education or the Master of Arts in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership. 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 appointments.


Graduate assistant opportunities

The following is a list of graduate assistant positions that have been held on campus and at our partner institutions. Positions are on a rotating two-year renewal.

The available positions for this year are listed under "Positions available."

Messiah University Campus:

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Support
  • Agapé Center for Service and Learning
  • Alumni Engagement *
  • Athletics Communication
  • AROMA (A Revolution of Missional Athletes)
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Men's)
  • Basketball (Women's)/Athletics Diversity
  • Campus Wellness and Recreation
  • Career Development *
  • Cross Country/Track & Field
  • Field Hockey *
  • Internship Coordinator - Counseling *
  • Lacrosse (Men's) *
  • Lacrosse (Women's)
  • Residence Life (Harrisburg/Special Interest Housing) *
  • Softball
  • Student Involvement and Leadership Programs
  • Student Retention
  • Teaching and Learning/Ernest L. Boyer Center *
  • Off- Campus Programs
  • Volleyball (Women's)
  • Wrestling
    • *No longer offered

Partner Institutions:

  • Anderson University
  • Bluffton University
  • Catawba College
  • George Fox University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Houghton College
  • Toccoa Falls