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Graduate Assistantship Program

2015-2016 positions are now available.

UMKC's Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management has a variety of opportunities for graduate students who want to gain practical experience in an urban campus environment. The Division seeks to enhance students' experiences at UMKC by providing a vital co-curricular program and support services that help students reach their academic goals. 


Graduate assistants must be enrolled in a minimum of six hours of graduate study at UMKC and admitted to a degree-seeking program. All graduate assistants must remain in good academic standing throughout the assistantship. Each department may require specific skills and further qualifications. Priority will be given to students in the master's of higher education program in the School of Education. Graduate assistants are hired for 9 or 12 months of employment at approximately 20 hours per week and are considered professional Student Affairs staff members. Graduate assistants are paid during student vacation periods and are expected to be available for work. Their academic careers are a priority and work schedules are set accordingly.


Graduate assistants receive an education fee remission for three credit hours for the fall and spring semesters, as well as a monthly stipend. There is no fee remission offered in the summer semesters.  The stipend and fee remission are also subject to change.


How to apply for graduate assistantships

  1. Review the list of open positions.
  2. Obtain an application from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or download the Graduate Assistant Application.
  3. Return the application, along with a resume listing the names of three references, to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications are forwarded to departments, who arrange interviews. All applicants will be notified regarding hiring decisions.

Vice Chancellor's Honor Recipients Program

Graduating students who have excelled in both academic achievement and service may be nominated as a Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient. This program recognizes students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in University and community leadership activities outside the classroom.

Meet the Spring 2015 Honor Recipients!

Congratulations to the Spring 2015 Honor Recipients!

Gloria Britez Scolari, Conservatory of Music and Dance - Nominated by Sandy Gault

Jordan Brooks, School of Education - Nominated by Katie Garey

Lexy Cockrell, School of Biological Sciences - Nominated by Dr. John Herron, Dr. Gayle Levy, and Tammy Welchert

John Kaleekal, College of Arts and Sciences - Nominated by Katie Garey and Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev

Lara Kerwin, School of Pharmacy - Nominated by Dr. Cameron Lindsey

Brandon Kratz, College of Arts and Sciences - Nominated by Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev and Dr. Kathleen Kilway

Megan Litzau, School of Medicine - Nominated by Cary Chelladurai

Puanani Norwood, School of Law - Nominated by Jenny Redix Jordan

Mary Margaret Pearman, College of Arts and Sciences - Nominated by Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev and Dr. Kathleen Kilway

Maria Uloko, School of Medicine - Nominated by Dr. Richard Butin

Andrew Wrisinger, Henry W. Bloch School of Management - Nominated by Will Self

Contact us

Phone: 816-235-1141
Fax: 816-235-6504
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday