Graduate Assistantships in Student Affairs

Graduate students have the ability to practice professional skills by serving as a graduate assistant in a student affairs area. Based on the individual department, students may engage in program development and planning, student advising, administrative support, student mentoring, supervising, and more. Becoming a graduate assistant enables you to apply the theory you learn in your graduate program into practice.

To be considered for a graduate assistantship in Student Affairs, students must be admitted or enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Miami. 

Application Requirements

  • Currently admitted or enrolled University of Miami graduate student
    • Higher Education is preferred, but not required
  • Relevant demographic information, including name, email address, phone number, program of study, academic year, and anticipated graduate year
  • Current and relevant copy of your resume and a cover letter
    • Applicants may either submit a general cover letter or separate cover letters for each position they chose to apply for
  • At least one professional reference


Candidates may apply to all assistantships they have interest in via this singular application. Candidates will be able to rank assistantships by order of their interest. This will be taken into account if two or more departments have interviewed you and want to offer you a position. Your application will only be sent to the departments or areas that you select on this form. Once you complete your application, you will receive an email submission record to the email you include in the form.

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  • Do these positions include a tuition stipend or tuition scholarship?

    No, the compensation for each position is determined by the individual area and does not include any sort of institutional aid. Please contact your program director or financial aid if you have questions related to tuition scholarships.

    For students within the Ed.D. and M.S.Ed. Programs: Scholarship dollars are not included within the assistantship and must be discussed directly with the Higher Education Administration and Leadership Program Director. 

  • Will I be interviewed following my application?

    A representative from the department or areas that you indicated interest will follow up with you. If you indicated more than one area, it is likely that you may be asked to interview with each department separately. Please regularly check the email address that you indicated within your application. 

  • If I have additional questions that are not addressed here, who can I contact?

    Please contact Heather Stevens, Assistant Director of Divisional Initiatives and Student Advocacy.