Graduate Assistantships

Full-time Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Education and Counseling offers a limited number of graduate assistantships for full-time students. These are awarded by the Dean of the Graduate School in consultation with the department chairperson and the graduate assistant coordinator. The full-time assistantship is awarded on a competitive basis and currently provides a stipend, payable in nine installments, and a waiver of all tuition and fees for a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 12 credits per semester. In return, the graduate assistant is required to work in the Department 20 hours each week and, with the exception of a Resident Assistantship, may not take additional employment on campus or elsewhere. The graduate assistant may request an extension of this position for the second year in the program.

Graduate assistants in good standing may enroll for summer study with a waiver of tuition, but no summer stipends are provided. The waiver of tuition requires 70 hours of service for six credits and 35 hours of service for three credits over the course of the summer at the discretion of the Department.

The full-time graduate assistantship covers up to 48 credits. The costs for the remaining 12 credits necessart in order to complete the 60-credit counseling degree is the responsibility of the student.

The deadline for Graduate Assistant applications is February 1st. Please note that all graduate assistant applicants must be accepted and matriculated by the February 1st deadline or they will not be considered for an assistantship.

Lab Technicians

The Department of Education and Counseling offers a limited number of student positions as Lab Technicians, also known as part-time graduate assistants. These are awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies in consultation with the department chairperson and the graduate assistant coordinator on a competitive basis and provide tuition remission for six credits per semester, or 12 credits for the first year. The student is required to work in the Department 7 hours each week and may request an extension of this position for the second year in the program. The cost for the remaining 36 credits required in order to complete the program is the responsibility of the lab technician. 

Lab Technicians who are offered a full-time graduate assistantship position for their second year will be granted a total of 24 credits within their graduate assistantship position. Under these circumstances of lab technicians offered a full-time graduate assistantship in the second year, a total of 36 credits will be granted. The cost for the remaining 24 credits necessary to complete the program will be the responsibility of the student.

The deadline for Lab Technician applications is February 1st. Please note that all graduate assistant applicants must be accepted and matriculated by the February 1st deadline or they will not be considered for an assistantship.

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Tuition Reduction

Teachers and school administrators  may apply for a special Tuition Reduction
40% for those employed by Catholic schools;
20% for those employed by non-Catholic schools.

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Contact

Department of Education & Counseling
302 St. Augustine Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4620
Fax: 610.519.4623
Email:
educationcounseling
@villanova.edu

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For more information on other assistantships on campus please contact the Graduate Studies Office at 610.519.7090.