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Who is eligible for graduate assistantships?

Acceptance into a Chapman University graduate program provides eligibility for a graduate assistantship in student affairs. Graduate students who have experience in student affairs and/or are interested in pursuing a career in the field will be prioritized.

Why you should consider a graduate assistantship

Graduate assistantships offer a year of opportunities to combine the theories and principles of leadership learned through academic coursework with supervised experience in the administrative and developmental functions of student affairs units. In doing so, graduate assistantships provide students a unique window of opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, dispositions, and values that are fundamental to the student affairs profession. They are also essential to supporting undergraduate college students’ development during a time in their lives that is characterized by self-exploration, identity development, and self-authorship.

The benefits of a graduate assistantship

Graduate assistants receive ongoing professional development support and career preparation guidance, in addition to membership in a professional association and the opportunity to receive financial assistance to attend local/regional student affairs conferences.

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For more information:

Justin Koppelman, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Department of Student Engagement
(714) 997-6894

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Application Process

Applications for graduate assistantships during the 2020-2021 academic year have closed.  Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are scheduled to open in December 2020.