Opportunities for our students

Attentive faculty, small class size and career-related experiences are just some of the reasons our graduate students excel. Read below about other ways to grow with graduate assistantships and student publications:


The assistantship is essentially an apprenticeship in teaching, and assistants gain experience in a traditional freshman composition curriculum using the writing process for basic expository, argumentative, and research essays. Competent assistants making satisfactory progress toward the degree normally renew their assistantships for a second year.

There are two application deadlines each year:

  • December 15 (for anyone who wishes to be considered for a teaching assistantship)
  • June 15

Orpheus Magazine

Orpheus is the University of Dayton's literary and artistic magazine published twice a year entirely by students. As an expression of visual media and literature, Orpheus promotes the arts through its publication, chalk murals, talent shows, and poetry readings. Students contribute their own work including painting, photography, essays, short stories, and poetry. Orpheus offers many areas of involvement. Students may work as editors, in magazine publicity, and in sales.

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1520