Assistantships for students in the MA in Mental Health Counseling program is a way to obtain financial assistance and gain experience within the program in a variety of settings.

The Mental Health Counseling program provides up to 10 graduate assistantships annually. The funding amount may vary based on Adelphi University’s budget for the academic year. Payment is granted as tuition remission, split evenly between the fall and spring semesters.

Graduate assistantships aim to involve students in faculty scholarly activities, including research recruitment, data analysis, report writing, conference preparation, presentation support, and potentially administrative tasks.

Assistants typically work up to 10 hours per week over 15 weeks, with hours varying based on faculty scheduling needs.

Eligibility for Assistantships

To be considered for a graduate assistantship, students must maintain good academic standing and have adequate time available to fulfill assistantship requirements. Factors such as full-time course loads and existing job commitments are taken into consideration during the application process.

Types of Assistantships

Three types of assistantships are available to students in Derner master’s programs:

  1. Research assistants work directly with faculty members. They conduct literature reviews; collect data for research projects and help organize, analyze and process; and assist professors with tasks related to teaching classes.
  2. Teaching assistants work with faculty members and students as an instructional resource.
  3. Departmental assistants provide help with clerical work; conduct literature reviews; work with faculty members to organize assignments; file, organize and compile admissions data; and facilitate admissions interviews and conference registrations. 
Assistant Dean
Director of Master's Programs in General Psychology and Mental Health Counseling
Phone Number
Hy Weinberg Center 320
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Hy Weinberg Center, 220
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