Ohio University

Graduate Assistantships Overview

OHIO’s Division of Student Affairs offers a wide array of graduate assistantships, which are designed to supplement classroom learning with practical work experience in a student affairs environment. 

Assistantships for Students in OHIO’s College Student Personnel Program

Given the division’s partnership with The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education, first consideration for our graduate assistantships goes to those students applying for admission to OHIO’s College Student Personnel program. Stipends for graduate assistants enrolled in the College Student Personnel program are allocated through the hosting department, while the tuition waiver is issued through the Patton College.

For more information on OHIO’s College Student Personnel program and related graduate assistantships, download the College Student Personnel/Graduate Assistantship Packet [PDF]. Please note that the College Student Personnel program and graduate assistant positions have two separate application processes. 


Questions regarding the graduate assistantship application process as it relates to the College Student Personnel program may be directed to Lindsey Ward, Associate Director for Leadership, Inclusion and Staff Training, at wardl@ohio.edu. Questions regarding OHIO’s master’s degree program in College Student Personnel or the doctoral program in Higher Education may contact Associate Professor of Counseling and Higher Education, David Nguyen, at hesa@ohio.edu.