Graduate Assistantships

There is a strong possibility that candidates admitted into the program will be employed as a graduate assistant within the division of student affairs. Prospective students' applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Earlier submission enhances an applicant's opportunities to obtain a graduate assistantship position. Assistantships lower educational costs, provide students additional work experience and allow students to pursue the program on a full-time basis. (Those individuals who are employed on campus will not be eligible for graduate assistantships.)

These assistantships provide tuition, fees, a monthly stipend and discounts at the bookstore. Residence hall staffs are paid a slightly higher rate, in addition to receiving housing and a meal plan. Your application to the program will allow you to list three preference areas where you wish to gain experience. Students admitted to the student affairs program should have either a graduate assistantship or a full-time employment position with Missouri State University or a local post-secondary educational institution.

**Students should be aware that the application process for a graduate assistantship is separate from the application for program enrollment. It is the responsibility of the student to find and obtain a graduate assistantship position through the Graduate College. However, resources are available to aid in this process.

Available Positions

The list below is an example of Graduate Assistant positions that have been offered in the past. To receive a current list of Available Fall 2015 Graduate Assistant Positions, please contact Jami Garner by email or call her at 417-836-8366 or see this Graduate Assistant Booklet.  Thank you!