Get outside the classroom!

The Higher Education Administration Program offers students more than just classroom learning. Students in the department have access to a wide variety of opportunities and activities to develop the skills they're learning in their courses, fieldwork and research.

Image of student talking to Dr. RazekWhat Are Graduate Assistantships?

A variety of assistantship opportunities are available for students who are enrolled in the program. Recipients receive an annual stipend and tuition credits. Graduate Assistantships (which are paid)  and Internships (which are generally unpaid) provide vital learning environments for students who are studying full time in the program and working part-time. The College Student Personnel and Higher Education Administration Programs have a close working relationship with the Division of Student Development and other units offering graduate assistantships to our students. These included a variety of positions in the department, university, and community, including the following placements: 

  • Art Street
  • Career Services
  • Campus Recreation
  • Community Wellness Services
  • Greek Life and Leadership Programs
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • New Student Programs
  • Student Development
  • Teacher Education Department
  • Departmental Administrative/Research Assistant positions

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How Do I Apply for a Graduate Assistantship?

Graduate students in any program may apply for a variety of assistantship opportunities across many departments within the Division of Student Development. The competitive application process begins in early November and applications are due mid January. If you have questions, please contact Kevin Cane or call (937) 229-4114.

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Where Can I Study Abroad?

Students have participated in an optional study abroad course in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This opportunity enabled students to learn about another culture by visiting schools, agencies, and neighborhoods in another country.

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What Regional and National Organizations Can I Join?

Graduate Community Fellows

Graduate fellows in the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community help build community partnerships to benefit the wider Dayton community while enhancing the learning experience of University of Dayton students through service. 

Additional organizations include the following:

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