Approximately 120 graduate assistantship (GA) positions are sponsored by The College of Saint Rose each academic year. They are meant to provide qualified master’s degree candidates with opportunities to augment their educational experiences. Assistantships place emphasis on meaningful professional activities through engagement with college faculty and/or administrators. The selection process is competitively-based and will include an interview.

Who is eligible?

In order to be eligible students must:

  • be unconditionally admitted to a master’s degree at The College of Saint Rose (BS/MS students are not eligible).
  • be enrolled full-time (at least 9 graduate credits).
  • maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • not be registered for full-time student teaching, internship, practicum, or field placement, during the term of position.
  • not have accepted other institutional aid or tuition benefit (i.e. Scholarships, etc.).


How does it work?

  • GAs are awarded a $3,200 tuition based grant in return for 150 hours of work each semester.
  • The award is applied directly to the GAs student account (much like a student loan or grant) at the end of each semester/completion of 150 hours.


How do I apply?

  • Visit HireStRose to find positions you are interested in that begin in the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Submit your resume and cover letter to each position you are interested in via HireStRose.
  • Go to HireStRose directions for information on logging in, as well as searching and applying for Graduate Assistantships

  • The cover letter should expand on any skills or qualifications appearing on your resume which you believe will strengthen your application (i.e. supervisory, language, writing, research, etc.). Additionally, we ask that you indicate your graduate program, how many credits you plan to be registered in both the fall and spring semesters, as well as if you will have outside employment or a practical experience (internship, student teaching, etc.) during either of these semesters. Do keep in mind that your application will not be considered incomplete without both the resume and cover letter.
  • For some helpful tips about creating an effective resume and cover letter, be sure to refer to the Career Center Handbook.
  • Positions are filled on a rolling basis, so please be sure apply as soon as possible.
  • Once your application materials have been submitted, hiring supervisors will contact you regarding the interview process. Each supervisor may handle this process differently and in a different time frame. Please be patient during this process.

Graduate assistant positions for the 2017-2018 academic year are located at HireStRose. Only complete applications will be considered. If you have any questions about this process, please contact our office at 518-454-5143 or

Forms for New and Current GAs