Graduate Assistantships

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Graduate Assistantships are designed to serve the needs of the Levin College and to provide academic and professional development opportunities to students. Assistantships are competitive and are awarded to qualified students who have been admitted to the Levin College of Urban Affairs graduate degree programs. Candidates must have an undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher to qualify for and retain a graduate assistantship.  

Graduate Assistants work 20 hours per week in their assignment and are required to be enrolled for at least 9 credit hours per semester. Additional employment is generally not permitted. Assistantships provide a full or partial tuition waiver for 9 credit hours (at the Ohio-resident tuition rate) and a stipend of $4,200 per semester for master’s degree-seeking students and $6,500 per semester for Ph.D. students.

While Graduate Assistantship applications will be accepted throughout the year, the priority application deadline is March 1st for the upcoming academic year (starting in August of the same year).  To be considered for a Ph.D. graduate assistantship, doctoral candidates should submit their GA application by January 31st.

Required Supplemental Materials
Please submit a resume and an academic writing sample (approximately 5-10 pages) in PDF format as e-mail attachments to  GA application materials submitted in non-PDF format will not be considered.  

When submitting materials, please use the following subject line for your e-mail: Graduate Assistantship Application: First name Last name (e.g. Graduate Assistantship Application: John Smith) and include your last name in the document filenames (e.g. "Smith Resume.pdf" and "Smith Writing Sample.pdf"). On your resume, list most recent employment first and include the following information: 1) Extracurricular/Volunteer Experience. List any significant extracurricular or volunteer experience, the roles, or office held. 2) Honors and Awards. List any honors or awards you have received, including scholarships based on merit. Include any employer awards.

Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions for Levin GA applicants page.  Additional questions should be directed to

Applicants should have all graduate program application materials submitted by the end of January. For information regarding application and admission to graduate programs, please e-mail us at