Graduate Assistantship

Bellarmine University began offering a Graduate Assistant program in the fall of 2021. Selected students receive tuition remission, are paid to work for a university department, have access to campus housing, participate in professional development with various offices across campus and have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students.


  • Admitted students from the following programs:
    • Master of Arts in Communication
    • Master of Arts in Teaching
    • Master of Business Administration (Weeknight & Weekend)
    • Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Social Justice (online)
    • Master of Science in Athletic Training
    • Master of Science in Digital Media
    • Ph.D. in Education & Social Change
    • Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education
  • Only new admitted students are eligible to apply through the application portal once admitted to one of the above programs. Current Bellarmine University Early Entry students are not eligible to participate.
  • If selected, you must remain in good standing throughout the entirety of your graduate program.


  • Selected students will receive 3 hours of tuition remission (fall and spring semesters only).
  • Selected students will receive an hourly wage of $15.00 to work in a Bellarmine department. The hours of work cannot exceed a total of $10,000 over the course of the academic year (including summer, fall and spring).

There are three different assistantship position types that you are eligible to apply for. These include:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) have primary responsibility in an instructional capacity. Services provided by a graduate teaching assistant may include lecturing, serving as an assistant to laboratory classes, proctoring examinations, grading tests and papers, and providing general assistance in the instructional process.
  • Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) are selected for excellence in scholarship and promise as researchers. They do part-time research as a portion of their training under the direct supervision of regular faculty members or support the research initiatives of the institution.
  • Graduate Administrative Assistants (GAA) assist in a non-instructional service unit whose mission may be closely related to the student’s area of academic study and interest. The GAA is responsible to a professional member of the service unit who supervises and trains the student in the service role. The main purpose of the assignment is to assist in the service role of the unit.

On-Campus Housing

Bellarmine University is pleased to offer FREE on-campus summer housing for students enrolled in graduate and second degree programs. The link to reserve housing is available on your Bellarmine University Admission Application Portal once admitted. 

We expect to have limited, paid, on-campus graduate and second-degree fall 2022/spring 2023 housing options as well. Details about those options will be provided to confirmed students beginning mid-March.

The free summer housing is in Anniversary Hall. You will have your own room and you will share a bathroom with one neighbor. Two undergraduate Bellarmine Ambassadors have created a vlog so that students planning to live in Anniversary Hall can see the facility.  See parts I, II, and III of the vlog below:

Part I
Part II
Part III

Residence Hall Amenities

  • Wireless Internet 
  • Computer Lab 
  • Smoke-Free
  • Free laundry
  • Kitchen area (Summer semester on-campus food options are limited, so Accel BSN students use the kitchen often. You may want to bring some of your own cooking utensils.)
  • Vending and Ice Machines
  • 24-Hour, In-Hall Visitation
  • Carpet
  • AC/Heat 
  • 2-4 XL Twin Beds
  • 2-4 Desks and Chairs
  • 2-4 Closets/Wardrobes 
  • ADA-Accessible Rooms
  • Microwave and Refrigerator 

Please note that the extra furniture in your room cannot be removed.

Application Process

Admitted students in participating programs will be eligible to apply for an assistantship beginning in early May through July 15 for the Fall 2022 semester. All admitted students eligible to participate will be sent an email that will include the application link. The application must be completed by July 15 to be considered for any position that will begin in August of 2022.