Students on drill field

Graduate Assistantships

The Division of Student Affairs at Mississippi State University’s mission is to engage all students through 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.

Applicants to the MS in Educational Leadership/Student Affairs & Higher Education (EDLD/SAHE) program are strongly encouraged to join Student Affairs faculty, administrators, and students on campus for the MSU Student Affairs GA Insight Days event in February. GA Insight Days provides prospective EDLD/SAHE students with an advance opportunity to interview for Graduate Assistantships, complete the required interview for admission to the program, meet colleagues from the graduate program and the Division of Student Affairs, and learn more about what it means to be a graduate student in Student Affairs at MSU.

To register for this event simply fill out the Assistantship application by clicking the Apply Now button on the right.

For additional information about the EDLD/SAHE program, Student Affairs GA Insight Days, and admission to the program, please visit

Job descriptions and availability are listed below. Please check back regularly for updates.

Currently, there are no graduate assistantships available for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Job Descriptions

Our Staff

A photo of Dr. Regina Hyatt
Regina Young Hyatt

Vice President for Student Affairs

Jeremy Baham
Jeremy Baham

Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Well-being

A photo of Ra'Sheda Boddie-Forbes
Ra'Sheda Boddie-Forbes

Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Affairs

A photo of Thomas Bourgeois
Thomas Bourgeois

Dean of Students

Cheryl Bowen
Cheryl Bowen

Director of Budget & Planning

A photo of Katie Corban
Katie Corban

Marketing & Communications

Photo of Ann Becker
Ann Becker

Administrative Assistant