Graduate Assistantships Packages

All financial aid discussed below is subject to change depending on Brooks College of Health allocations 

For the coming academic year, the Brooks College of Health anticipates awarding several graduate assistantship packages. All of these packages are for students enrolled in BCH graduate programs and will be granted for a one year period. Subsequent years will require a new application.  


NOTE: All fee waivers are partial, and do not cover the total cost of fees. All fee waiver packages are subject to funding.

Graduate assistant duties

Graduate assistants are assigned to faculty and work as a research assistant or a teaching assistant, depending on the needs of the faculty person. Graduate assistants are expected to work 10 hours per week for a maximum of 150 hours total for each semester. 


Eligibility requirements

Graduate Assistantships

Eligibility requirements for all graduate assistantship packages are as follows:

  1. Be a fully admitted student to a graduate program in the BCH;
  2. Be a full-time graduate student enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester;
  3. Have a minimum admission GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 


Requirements for continued eligibility for the one year award period: The award recipient must:

  1. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale while enrolled in the graduate program;
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment in the BCH graduate program (minimum of 9 credit hours per semester);
  3. Maintain satisfactory performance as a graduate assistant (if applicable).

Application process - applications are available online

  1. Prospective students submit two applications: one application goes directly to the Department Chair where the program applicant is applying for admission (for nursing applicants, submit to the Director of the School of Nursing). Submit the application by the individual program’s admission deadline (or May 15, whichever is the earliest). See program specific information located elsewhere on the BCH website.
  2. In addition to the application, please submit your resume and a 1-page letter of intent (eg. Professional goals, skills/experience that would allow you to be successful in the position, why you should receive the award).
  3. The prospective student then submits a duplicate application to the Associate Dean’s office, to the attention of Carolyn Smith.
  4. Both applications should be submitted via email as an attached MSWord file that is labeled: BCH Grad Assistant. (insert student’s last name); applications may also be submitted via regular mail. Applications should be submitted separately to Ms. Smith and the appropriate Department Chair. The email address for Carolyn Smith in the Associate Dean's Office is
  5. The application deadline is the admission deadline for the program the student wishes to enroll in, or May 15, whichever is earliest. Please check with your programs website for specific deadline information.
  6. Applications received by the Associate Dean’s office will be acknowledged via email.  

The email addresses for the various department chairs are as follows:


Department of Public Health

Dr. Michele Moore: 

Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Master of Public Health - Health Promotion/Health Education, Epidemiology

 Department of Health Administration

Dr. Mei Zhao:

Master of Geriatric Management

Master of Health Administration



School of Nursing

Dr. Li Loriz:

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Master of Science in Nursing: Tracks -

Clinical Nurse Leader

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nurse Anesthetist

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner



Department of Nutrition & Dietetics

Dr. Judy Rodriguez:

Master of Science in Nutrition


Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences

Dr. Joel Beam:

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master of Science in Exercise Science & Chronic Disease