Master's Degree, Educational Specialist Degree, and Post-Baccalaureate Certification Students

2017-2018 academic year

All materials must be submitted by February 14, 2017.

File a complete admissions application. It is fully expected that each prospective student who is an assistantship applicant will have a complete admissions application on file with the Office of Graduate Admissions by February 14, 2017. The admissions application provides the supporting documentation necessary to evaluate an assistantship application.

Read the conditions of appointment for a graduate assistantship. By submitting your assistantship resume electronically, you are communicating to Marywood University that you have read, understand, and agree to work by the conditions of appointment for graduate assistantships as stated on the conditions of appointment page.

E-mail your resume. Develop a resume in Microsoft Word strictly limited to two pages and email it to The upper right hand corner of your resume must state your Graduate Academic Department (ex. Art, Education) and your specific major (ex. MFA Clay, MAT Elementary Education).

  1. Personal Information (Name, Address, Daytime Phone Number, Email address)
  2. Assistantship Objective (include assistantships in which you have an interest and the appropriate skill set required. Limit your assistantship selections to four or less.  Please contact the faculty researchers or professional staff directly if you should need more information about whether a selection is right for you.  The link with the list of open graduate assistantship opportunities follows this list of resume elements). Submit one resume only with all assistantship selections, limit 4, in the assistantship objective.
  3. Education History (list in reverse chronological order)
  4. Professional and research skills
  5. Occupational Experience (list in reverse chronological order)
  6. Awards and special recognition

The assistantship program is very competitive. A professional, focused resume is vital to your success. By appointment, the Office of Career Services at Marywood University is capable of helping graduate students produce a professional-quality resume. You may find their contact information at You may submit your resume to them for electronic review at Once your resume is complete, submit the finished product electronically for assistantship as directed above. No cover letters are accepted.

You may apply to a maximum of 4 assistantships, however, it has long been customary, both at this University and others, that research assistantships are awarded to graduate students studying within the same academic department to which the faculty member belongs in most instances since their research interests and capabilities are in alignment. Taking this into account, you should act accordingly.

2017-2018 Assistantship Vacancies List  

Assistantship selection results will be mailed electronically in early April 2017.

Students awarded graduate assistantships for the 2017-2018 academic year who accept those positions are not eligible to receive scholarship awards as well.

Neither scholarship or assistantship awards are renewed automatically each year. It is the responsibility of the student to reapply each academic year.

Prospective and current Physician Assistant Program graduate students will not be considered for graduate assistantships. The schedule and intensity of Physician Assistant Program studies are not compatible with the requirements and expectations of graduate assistantships.

Students in the Five-Year Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Program may apply for half-time assistantship opportunities in the SLP Department or other University areas for their fourth year of study by submitting a resume as per the directions on this webpage.