Stephen F. Austin State University

Student Affairs Graduate Program and Assistantships

Application for Graduate Assistantships

Please follow this link to fill out the application,

Scroll below to review the interview schedule for GAs.

Applications are due by April 1st at 5 p.m.

M.A. in Student Affairs and Higher Education

The Masters of Arts degree program in Student Affairs and Higher Education provides a strong foundation in the profession and practice of Student Affairs. It offers opportunities to develop expertise in the various areas of Student Affairs. Students gain knowledge regarding programming, student activities, program evaluation and assessment along with administration, finance, and legal and ethical standards. Students learn about the developmental stages of college students and ways to enhance the college experience. The fieldwork component of the program offers students the opportunity to apply what they have learned.

Candidates in the master's program in Student Affairs and Higher Education complete a 42 hour curriculum which includes coursework specific to Student Affairs such as college student development, leadership, administration and finance, ethical and legal issues, research and program evaluation, and a 6 hour practicum.

This graduate program prepares students to work in the following Student Affairs fields:

For more information, please visit our Student Affairs and Higher Education website.

Student Affairs Programs Graduate Assistants

The Office of Student Affairs Programs (SAP) employs four graduate assistants.

Our graduate assistants have the opportunity to work alongside professional staff to advise university sponsored student organizations, plan large-scale and annual programs, implement a variety of initiatives, and contribute to research and assessment.

Benefits of being a Graduate Assistant in Student Affairs Programs:

Graduate Assistant Positions by Area

Office of Student Affairs Programs

Student Affairs Programs Graduate Assistantship

Orientation & Transition Programs

Orientation & Transition Programs Graduate Assistantship

Student Engagement Programs

Service Graduate Assistantship

Student Activities Graduate Assistantship

Application and Interview Process

Student Affairs Programs Graduate Assistant Interview Days for 2021-2022 positions

The Student Affairs Programs Graduate Assistant process is designed to replicate a professional job interview for an entry-level position within the field of Higher Education. Graduate students who are currently enrolled, or newly admitted, into an SFA graduate program are eligible to apply.

Qualifications and Skills

Student Affairs Programs GA applicants should either be admitted to a graduate program or be a current graduate student at SFA with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Applicants should also have the following skills:

Graduate Assistant Interview Day

If selected for an interview, applicants will be contacted via email. Selected applicants will take part in a full-day interview process with Student Affairs Programs staff.

Professional dress will be required. Additional details will be provided via email, if invited to join us for Interview Day!

For additional information, contact Rhylie Gachot at