The Division of Student Affairs at Mississippi State University’s mission is to engage all students though programs, services, facilities, and activities designed to promote active citizenship, learning, well-being, and success. This extends to the experience and opportunities we offer our graduate students by providing real world experience in career areas that they are interested in pursuing post-graduation.
Graduate Assistantships (GAs) provide masters students in Student Affairs (and other majors) an opportunity to work alongside professionals in our field, build skills in hands-on administration, and strengthen their resumes for the job search upon graduation. On a practical level, Graduate Assistantships also provide amenities such as a stipend and tuition remission to help defray the costs of graduate education. GA positions are not required for enrollment in our graduate programs, however most of our current students serve in GAs throughout the two years of their enrollment (if they are not already employed full-time by the university).
Please note that a GA offer does not guarantee admission to a master’s program; and admission to the Student Affairs master’s program does not guarantee a GA appointment. Prospective students are responsible for securing their GAs.
Insight Days takes place in February and gives prospective Student Affairs master’s students an advantage in the GA search process by providing a single opportunity for you to meet and interview with several campus offices seeking GAs with skills related to student services. For more information or to register for this event, visit sainsightdays.msstate.edu.
Job descriptions and availability are listed below. Please check back regularly for updates.