Assistantships for students in the MA in School Psychology program are a way to obtain financial assistance and gain experience within the program in a variety of settings.

Types of Assistantships

Assistantships are based on academic merit and financial need, and are available to students in each of the master’s programs. Assistants work from 5 to 10 hours per week for the 15-week semesters. Payment for assistantships is provided in the form of tuition remission.

Research Assistantships

Students interested in serving as a research assistant for a faculty member must obtain the faculty member’s recommendation to apply for the position. The position involves conducting literature reviews; collecting data for research projects; participating in the organization and analysis of data, and processing data; and assisting professors with tasks related to teaching of classes.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships are available in the second and third year of the program to students who have been recommended by the faculty members of the Intellectual Assessment (0504-607, 0504-608) and Personality Assessment (0504-605) courses. The position involves data kit distributions and returns, grading protocols, providing comprehensive exams, moving of test kits and materials for fall and spring semesters, and meeting with students registered in the Intellectual Assessment courses individually should they have questions.

Departmental Assistantships

There are only a few departmental assistantship positions each year, the majority of which are only available during the summer. The position involves helping with clerical work; conducting literature reviews; helping faculty members organize assignments; filing, organizing and compiling admissions data; and facilitating admissions interviews and conference registrations.  Clerical skills and familiarity with computer software are required.

Students may also seek part-time employment, with job opportunities available through the university’s Center for Career and Professional Development.

Associate Professor
Director of the Master's and PsyD School Psychology Programs
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Hy Weinberg Center 311
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Hy Weinberg Center, 220
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