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Master's in Student Affairs Administration

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General Information on Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship Benefits

Stipends and benefits depend on the student’s specific assistantship. However, Graduate Assistantships generally include the following benefits:

  • Standard graduate tuition remission for up to 9 credits
  • Monthly stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Eligibility for graduate assistant parking permit

Note: Admitted students are invited to Spartan Preview Days (SPD) held in mid-February. During the visit, admitted students interview with graduate assistantship providers and hourly employers. The program coordinator will provide more detailed information on SPD and funding to admitted students.

Graduate Assistantship Partners

Graduate assistantships are available for both new and continuing students, as well as international students. Assistantships are available in a number of departments on campus including:

  • Honors College
  • Department of Residence Education and Housing Services
  • Career Services Network
  • Department of Student Life
  • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services
  • Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention
  • Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
  • Undergraduate Research
  • University Activities Office
  • University Community Relations
  • Writing Center
  • Title IX and Office Institutional Equity

Ann Marie Bolger Memorial Scholarship in Student Affairs

The Ann Marie Bolger Memorial Scholarship is given on an annual basis to an incoming SAA M.A. master’s student that best exemplifies the qualities required for outstanding work in the profession of student affairs.

Criteria for the scholarship include:  

  • New admit to the Student Affairs Administration master's program
  • Academic excellence
  • Evidence of contribution to peer learning (e.g., service as a mentor, peer advisor or educator, student government leader, and resident advisor)
  • Evidence of commitment to the profession of student affairs (e.g., participation in conferences and clear professional goals)

Application process:

By April 15, applicants should email a resume and an essay, no longer than 800 words, addressing how their experiences and aspirations meet to the above criteria to haleadm@msu.edu.