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Offered Online

Graduate Assistant Program

GRADUATE ASSISTANT PROGRAM

Managing the cost of grad school is more feasible with a graduate assistantship at MBU.
Work on campus, progress in your master’s program, and benefit financially.

Compensation

+ Benefits

Tuition costs
Room and board costs
Stipend for incidental expenses
Taxable housing stipend (for those living off campus)
All other fees are the responsibility of the student (i.e., comprehensive fee, textbooks, recording fees, graduation fees, etc.).
At the end of the course of study, a graduate assistant is expected to have no financial obligation to MBU.
Graduate assistants are full-time graduate students and are not eligible for employee benefits but are included in employee bookstore discounts.
Graduate assistants are guaranteed an annual period of two weeks (three weeks for 12-month GAs) for paid time off.

Academic Commitment + Credit Hour Expectations
 

High-quality work is expected from graduate assistants in their work assignment and in their graduate study.
GAs must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

MASTER OF
EDUCATION

Two-year graduate
assistantship commitment
14-18 credit hours per year
maximum = 32 total hours

MASTER OF
ORGANIZATIONAL
LEADERSHIP

Two-year graduate
assistantship commitment
18 credit hours per year
Maximum = 36 total hours

MASTER OF NONPROFIT
ADMINISTRATION

Two-year graduate
assistantship commitment
14-18 credit hours per year
maximum = 32 total hours

Master of arts
in teaching

Two-year graduate
assistantship commitment
14-18 credit hours per year
Maximum = 32 total hours

MASTER OF ARTS

Seminary 

Two-year graduate
assistantship commitment
16-18 credit hours per year
Maximum = 34 total hours

MASTER OF DIVINITY

Seminary 

Two-year graduate
assistantship commitment
22-24 credit hours per year
Maximum = 96 total hours

JOB

Requirements

Graduate assistant job placement is determined by the Director of Human Resources in conjunction with department supervisors.
Graduate assistant work schedules are set by department supervisors.
Graduate assistants completing online degrees may adjust work hours accordingly.
Graduate assistants may not work outside their assigned duties or more than their assigned hours without approval.

Total Hours

Graduate assistants should plan on working approximately
22 hours per week when on-campus classes are in session
(this varies from program to program)
and 40 hours per week at other times.

School-Year Work Positions

1,100-1,350 total work hours per year
(living off campus)

1,150-1,400 total work hours per year
(living on campus)

*Stipend will be paid over 10 months.

Year-Round Work Positions

1,500-1,600 total work hours per year
(living off campus)

1,500-1,650 total work hours per year
(living on campus)

*Stipend will be paid over 12 months.

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