Graduate Assistantships and Partial Waiver 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/partial tuition waiver packages and several partial tuition waiver only packages (without graduate assistantship). All of these packages are for students new to BCH graduate programs, and will be granted for a maximum two year period for those students maintaining eligibility, and satisfactory performance in the assistantships. Occasionally, students relinquish their packages prior to the end of the two year award. In these cases the remainder of the award will be given to another student, however the award will end at the time the original award was scheduled to end.


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 approximately 10 hours per week for a maximum of 150 hours total for each semester. The work is compensated at the rate of $10.00 per hour or a total of $1,500 over the course of the semester.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility requirements for all partial waiver/graduate assistantship and partial waiver only packages are as follows: The applicant must:

  1. Be a new, 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 remainder of the 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 on-line

  1. Prospective students submit two applications: one application goes directly to the Department Chair where the program applicant is interested in is located (for nursing applicants, submit to the Director of the School of Nursing). Submit the application by the individual program’s admission deadline (or July 15, whichever is the earliest). See program specific information located elsewhere on the BCH website.
    1. 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).
  2. The prospective student then submits a duplicate application to the Associate Dean’s office, to the attention of Judy Kraft.
  3. Both applications should be submitted via e-mail as an attached MSWord file that is labeled: BCH Waiver App. (insert student’s last name); applications may also be submitted via regular mail. Applications should be submitted separately to Ms. Kraft and the appropriate Department Chair.  The email address for Judy Kraft in the Associate Dean's Office is 
  4. The application deadline is the admission deadline for the program the student is interested in, or July 15, whichever is earliest.  Please check with your programs website for specific deadline information.
  5. Applications received by the Associate Dean’s office will be acknowledged via e-mail or regular mail. 

The e-mail addresses for the various program directors are as follows: 


Department of Public Health:  

Dr. Jeff Harrison: 

        Master of Mental Health Counseling- Geriatric Management 

        Master of Public Health- Health Promotion/Health Education 

        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 


Application Information & Deadline


Application Deadline

Please submit your applications as noted above, by the deadline for admission to the program in which you are interested or by July 15, whichever is earliest.