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 and partial tuition waiver packages. All of these packages are for students enrolled in BCH graduate programs and will be granted for a maximum one year period. 


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

Graduate Assistantships


Eligibility requirements for all graduate assistantship packages are as follows: The applicant must:

  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 

Partial Waiver Packages


  1. Be a fully admitted nursing student in a School of Nursing graduate program.
  2. Be a full-time graduate student enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester.
  3. Have a minimum 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 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.
    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 Carolyn Smith.
  3. Both applications should be submitted via e-mail 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
  4. 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.
  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 department chairs are as follows:


Department of Public Health

Dr. Jeff Harrison:

          Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

          Master of 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