Experiential Graduate Assistantship Program

An exciting opportunity for incoming graduate students!

The University of New Haven offers its highest achieving incoming graduate students the opportunity to participate in the Experiential Graduate Assistantship Program (EGAP). Students offered a Graduate Assistantship (GA) position in this highly competitive program will work 15 - 20 hours per week (550 total hours per academic year) for an academic or administrative department within the university. In return students will receive:

  • An experiential learning and work opportunity for the entirety of their graduate program
  • A 75% tuition discount
  • An hourly wage

There is no application process for EGAP. Once a student applies to their academic program and they are accepted into the program, the admissions committee will then evaluate the file for a nomination to interview for an EGAP position.

See the Additional EGAP Details selection to the left for more information. Note: positions are available only for full-time students attending either the West Haven, CT or Orange, CT campuses.


Types of Graduate Assistantships

Research Assistantship - Students will aid in faculty-mentored research, conduct their own research, or conduct research for an administrative office related to the students' field of study.

Teaching Assistantship - Responsibilities may include grading papers, preparing and teaching labs, and tutoring undergraduate students. Duties will vary by department.

Graduate Associateship- Students will assist with high-level administrative projects and assignments directly related to the students' field of study.


Experiential Pillars

All Graduate Assistantship positions will encompass one or more of the Experiential Pillars to ensure that all GA's receive a quality experiential work opportunity for the duration of their time as a graduate student.

  • Community partnership
  • Global and cultural awareness
  • Faculty-mentored research
  • Employability
  • Practical application of classroom learning
  • Teaching and mentorship


Quick Facts

  • Positions are only filled in Fall semesters
  • There is no application process
  • Students who receive positions will work 15-20 hours a week in an experiential position related to your area of study and will receive a 75% tuition discount and hourly wage


Lindsey Ryan
203.932.1217 or 1-800-342-5864 ext. 1217

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Quick Facts

Beginning in Fall 2015:

  • EGAP Candidates will be selected based on academic and professional merit
  • Work 15-20 hours a week in an experiential position related to your area of study
  • EGAP Students receive a 75% tuition discount & hourly wage

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