Graduate assistantships

A page within Student Affairs Administration, Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

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M.S.Ed. Virtual Information Sessions:

  • Fall 2023 TBD

Students in the M.S.Ed. program gain experience in higher education and student affairs through graduate assistantship or internship positions, full-time positions, and practicum placements. Without this essential practical experience, students would miss out on the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom. 

Applicants who are not already working in higher education or student affairs as a bachelor-level professional must be hired into a 20-hr/week assistantship or internship at UW La Crosse, one of our partner institutions, or another institution of higher education. Per UWL Graduate Studies policy, incoming students must have a minimum 2.85 GPA to be eligible to apply for a GA position at UWL. And international student visa restrictions limit them to 20 hour/week positions at UWL; positions at other campuses are not an option.

The admissions process includes interviews for both the academic program and graduate student internship/assistantship roles, and students will be asked to identify the offices with which they would like to interview. We encourage students to review the job descriptions below very carefully, as compensation, benefits, dates, and duties vary widely.

2023-2024 Positions

Prospective students communicate their general campus/position interest on the program application, and if selected to move forward in the selection process, are scheduled for both academic program interviews and Graduate Assistant/Student Intern interviews. No additional applications are needed.

Below are the anticipated positions for 2023-2024 as of 5/12/2023.

PRIORITY PARTNERS - These employers give preference to students selected for our UWL SAA program. Students matched with these employers during our selection process are also eligible for departmental need-based grants. 

AFFILIATE PARTNERS - Prospective SAA students may compete with students admitted to other graduate programs / institutions for these roles. We will share applications with these employers when students indicate an interest in this campus / functional area on their program application