As practitioners, students get more out of and bring more to the curriculum as they hone skills they put to use in their professional setting.
Because this program has a strong practitioner focus, one of the requirements for the Student Affairs M.Ed. is the completion of a supervised assistantship experience in a student affairs (or related) area at an approved assistantship site. Student learning is enhanced through hands-on experience with the opportunities and demands of work in this field while they work to carry out the goals of the assistanship office.
The required assistantship, is arranged through Interview Days. Part-time students must have a current position in higher education.
Please review the Graduate College website for the most up-to-date tuition, scholarship, stipend ranges, and assessed fees.
In-state tuition: All graduate assistants working for Iowa State also qualify for in-state tuition.
Tuition remission: Doctoral students receive full tuition remission while master’s students receive one-half tuition remission.
Health insurance: Graduate assistants also receive health insurance as part of their compensation package, vision included. Students also have the option to add dental coverage.
The following offices have offered assistantships in previous years. We notify applicants of the available current year offerings when they become available.
College of Business
College of Design
College of Engineering
College of Human Sciences
Dean of Students Office
Department of Residence
International Students and Scholars
Student Financial Aid