Graduate Work Opportunities

Quinnipiac University recognizes the importances of students working while pursuing their Graduate studies.  To assist students, the University offers two programs where students can work within the University community or for a non-profit agency.  Please be aware, while we would like to assist as many students as possible, position are limited.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available on a limited basis, to both full and part-time graduate students. At Quinnipiac, our graduate assistants provide such services, including but not limited to: administrative support, instructor assistance, professional service in a field of expertise, and research.

  • Students working in an administrative support area will receive a paycheck for the hours worked, the average hours awarded are ten hours weekly.
  • Students working in areas of instructor assistance, professional service or research will receive a tuition waiver for hours of service performed.  Students who work 150 hours in a semester will receive a tuition waiver for 3 credits.

The following departments offer graduate assistantship positions:

Admissions, Undergraduate Facilities School of Business
Admissions, Graduate Graduate Financial Aid School of Communications
Admin. Services/QCARD Human Resources School of Education
Athletics Learning Center School of Health Science
Athletics Marketing Library School of Nursing
Athletic Training Mail Services Student Affairs:Community Service
College of Arts & Sciences Public Affairs: Publications Student Affairs:Graduate
Controller Public Affairs: Special Events & Web Student Affairs:Residential Life
Diversity/Multicultural Affairs Registrar's Office Student Affairs:Student Center


Interested students will need to submit the Graduate Assistantship application (Adobe PDF) for consideration. One application must be completed for each position they are interested in obtaining (unless the contact person is the same). Applications will then be forwarded to the department's  contact person for review. If you are  interested in working with a specific department and know of possible openings, you can submit the application directly to the department.

View available graduate assistant opportunities.

Federal Work-Study Program
The University offers graduate students with financial need and eligibility (as determined by the FAFSA) an opportunity to obtain a position working within the University or off campus. Being awarded does not guarantee a position; students must find their own position. Students work an average of 8-10 hours per week and are paid biweekly based on the number of hours worked. Consideration for these funds is given to students who indicate their interest on the University financial aid application. Funds cannot be applied directly to a student's tuition bill.

Based on the request of the program directors, the financial aid office does not award work-study to students enrolled in certain degree programs.

Students awarded Federal Work-Study funds may review the Work-Study Job listing for possible positions available after July 1.  (The list is available in MyQ under Student Life, Student Employment).

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