Thank you for your interest in an assistantship position. Applications for assistantship positions are mailed with acceptance packages. Interested students may download an application or call (310) 568-2373 to request one by mail.
To be eligible for the positions currently offered, you need to be registered as a full-time student in programs offered by Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. An individual registered for at least 6 units per trimester is considered a full-time student.
Hours and Pay
Students may work up to 19.75 combined hours per week in any of the three assistantship positions. Students are paid on a biweekly basis. The hourly wage is $11.62 per hour for master's students and $12.68 per hour for doctoral students.
- Graduate Assistantships (GAs) - Students assist faculty and staff with clerical and administrative duties related to financial aid, human resources, marketing, professional development, special events, technology and other areas.
- Research Assistantships (RAs) - Students assist faculty members by compiling and summarizing articles; participating in the preparation of presentations; and/or collecting, scoring and analyzing data. Interested students may contact faculty members directly. (Faculty research interests are listed in the back of the school catalog).
- Teaching Assistantships (TAs) - Students assist faculty members with tutoring students, arranging for guest speakers, class presentations, and other instructional activities. Interested students may contact faculty members directly. (Faculty teaching interests are listed in the back of the school catalog).
In a Graduate Assistant capacity, you will have an opportunity to:
Develop General Office Skills through
Data Entry and Updating Records
Photocopying, Faxing and Telephone Support
Processing and Filing Forms
Performing Library-related Tasks
Acquire Specialized Skills through
Financial Aid Advisement
Human Resource Management
Marketing and Inquiry Management
Special Events Coordination
Technology Support (Both Hardware and Software)
Benefit from the University Setting by
Developing transferable skills
Becoming part of a project team
Accruing valuable experience for your resume
Working conveniently close to school
Becoming familiar with administration in the academic environment
To apply for a graduate assistantship position, please complete an application, include your resume, and return to:
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
6100 Center Drive, 5th floor
Los Angeles, California, 90045-1590