Graduate Assistant Applications

The Department of Counseling and Human Development typically offers several 10-hour graduate assistantships (GA; 10 hours/week of assistantship service) and a minimal number of 20-hour assistantships (20 hours/week of assistantship service) each year.

Part-time students are eligible to apply for 10-hour/week assistantships, and full-time students are eligible to apply for 10- and/or 20-hour/week assistantships. Assistantships provide a stipend and partial funding toward tuition and are contracted for one academic year (fall-spring semester). Applications from current students and GAs will be due each year on February 1. Applications from new students for master's-level GA positions will be due each year on February 15.

Download the Master's Graduate Assistantship Application.

Download the Returning Master's Graduate Assistantship Application

Download the Doctoral Graduate Assistantship Application

Download the Returning Doctoral Graduate Assistantship Application

See IUP's official Assistantships and Scholarships web page for more information.

Counseling Admissions Assistantships and Scholarships

In the Department of Counseling and Human Development, a limited number of 20-hour assistantships (20 hours per week of assistantship service) and 10-hour assistantships (10 hours per week of assistantship service) are awarded to Department of Counseling degree-seeking graduate students each year.

Graduate assistants work under the supervision of a faculty member either 10 or 20 hours/week. In return, they are provided a partial tuition reduction and a stipend that is distributed throughout the graduate assistant contract period, which is typically fall-spring semesters.

Graduate assistantship duties vary by supervisor and include helping faculty members with teaching, research, and university service activities. Assistantships are looked upon as an encouragement or reward for academic excellence rather than a means to relieve financial need.

The deadline for applying for a fall assistantship is March 25 of the same calendar year. Applications should be submitted directly to the Department of Counseling.

Inquiries about Department of Counseling graduate assistantships can be emailed to

Admissions Process

Information and procedures for admissions