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Graduate Assistantships

Nestled in the heart of South Florida's vibrant coastal region, Nova Southeastern University offers a unique blend of academic excellence and an unparalleled living experience. Our graduate assistantships provide the perfect opportunity to pursue your academic aspirations while immersing yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of South Florida.

Gain valuable professional experience while enjoying the countless benefits of living in this tropical paradise. Our campus is conveniently located near the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, and pristine beaches are just a short drive away. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should choose NSU for your graduate assistantship:

  • A world-class university with a strong reputation for academic excellence.
  • A diverse and vibrant student body.
  • A supportive and collaborative learning environment.
  • Generous financial support through graduate assistantships.
  • The opportunity to live, work, and study in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Embark on your journey to academic success and personal growth at NSU. Apply for a graduate assistantship at NSU today and start your transformative experience!

Graduate Assistant Positions and Job Descriptions

The Division of Student Affairs and the College of Undergraduate Studies are comprised of 23 departments and offer approximately 35 graduate assistantship positions. Note: Positions may become unavailable at any time. 

Positions for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

Graduate Assistantship Packages

There are two graduate assistantship packages available within the Division of Student Affairs and the College of Undergraduate Studies. 

Graduate Assistantship Packages

Apply for a Graduate Assistantship

Apply for the Master of Science in College Student Affairs (CSA) program. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Only CSA applicants will be considered for graduate assistantship positions. All applicants must: 

  • complete and possess a bachelor's degree by July 1, 2024 to be considered.
  • apply and be accepted and enrolled in the M.S. in College Student Affairs (CSA) program.

Once a candidate has applied to the M.S. in College Student Affairs program and the application has been confirmed, an NSU Student Affairs representative will reach out. Our 2024-2025 school year priority deadline is December 8, 2023. We will be hosting in-person interviews in January (date TBD). 

After their interview, candidates will fill out a preference form and receive their assistantship match before signing an agreement. 

M.S. in College Student Affairs Program

Practicum Requirement

Graduate assistants in the Master of Science in College Student Affairs program must complete two semesters of practicum. Students are required to do two practicums, one during the summer between their first and second year and the other in the fall semester of their second year. 

Past practicum locations have included:

Summer practicums:

From my vantage point, there is nothing more rewarding than working on a college campus. A college education plays such a significant role in one's life, whether they are the traditional age college student or the non-traditional student returning after some 'life experience.'"

-Dr. Brad A. Williams, Senior Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Frequently Asked Questions

At this time graduate assistant positions are only for candidates that are accepted and enrolled in the Master of Science in College Student Affairs program in the NSU Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice. 

Yes, international students on F-1 visas are eligible to be graduate assistants. Graduate assistants in F-1 status may never work more than 20 hours a week while classes are in sessions. Per federal regulations, F-1 students must be enrolled in a full course of study every fall and winter semester and all students working on campus (including GAs) must also meet the Office of Student Employment’s full-time enrollment requirements.

Additionally, any individual who is classified as a “Non-Resident Alien” (NRA) by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be subject to a 14% tax on all scholarships issued for the purposes of non-qualified expenses. Qualified expenses are tuition, fees and books. International students with additional questions may contact the Office of International Affairs at

Due to the time commitment involved, graduate assistants at Nova Southeastern University are not permitted to simultaneously hold outside employment.

Graduate assistants are not required to live on campus. We have packages for on-campus students at our University Pointe Apartments and a package for off-campus students! Click here for or off-campus housing information.

All graduate assistants on a 12-month contract are permitted to take 16 vacation/personal days per year. All vacation/personal days must gain prior approval from a supervisor.

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Cortney Stein
College Student Affairs Program Coordinator


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College Student Affairs Director of Enrollment

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Dr. Teri Williams
Lead College Student Affairs Faculty

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