Graduate Assistantship

Bellarmine University offers a Graduate Assistantship program for interested and eligible students in pursuit of a graduate or second-degree. Selected students will receive many financial benefits, including tuition remission, a stipend to work with a university department, and access to discounted campus housing. Additionally, participation in the program will provide students with extracurricular experiences, professional development opportunities, community connections, and much more. 


  • Admitted students from the following programs:
    • Master of Arts in Communication
    • Master of Arts in Teaching
    • Master of Business Administration (Virtual MBA & Bellarmine MBA: Weekend)
    • Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Social Justice (online)
    • Master of Science in Digital Media
    • Ph.D. in Education & Social Change
    • Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education
  • Only students new to Bellarmine are eligible to apply.
  • If selected, academic good standing throughout the entirety of the program is required.


Selected students will receive:

  • 3 hours of tuition remission (fall and spring semesters only).
  • An hourly wage of $15.00 to work with 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.

Application Process

Students that have started an application for one of the participating programs above is eligible to apply for an assistantship beginning April 15 through July 1 for the respective Fall semester. All students eligible to participate will be able to access the Graduate Assistant application via their academic program application portal.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Jordan Rose Wiehebrink (Director of Enrollment Strategy and Innovation) at or 502.272.8245.