The M.B.A. program offers graduate assistantships to full-time students each academic year. There is also potential for summer assistantships based on need and budget availability.
The graduate assistantship award is equivalent to full-time tuition and fees, plus a monthly stipend of $800 up to a maximum of $6,400 per academic year (Sept. through April). Full-time tuition is for nine graduate credits per term, up to a maximum of 36 graduate credits per year, if the student’s position and/or program includes summer enrollment.
Room and board, additional tuition charges, books and incidental costs are not included.
Point Park University’s graduate assistantship program is designed to provide financial support and stimulating, practical learning experiences to graduate students. Students will have an opportunity to work with faculty on research as well as with the Office of the Dean.
Graduate assistant positions require up to 20 hours of project-based work per week and are only open to students who are registered, full-time degree candidates. Graduate assistantships are awarded for a one-year period. They are renewable for a second year based on the recommendation of the faculty mentor; the decision will be made by the School of Business Dean.
Both U.S. citizens and international students are eligible to apply.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
- 3.5 G.P.A. in undergraduate major
- 3.25 G.P.A. overall
- Graduate assistantships ordinarily run from Sept. 1 – April 30 or from Sept. 1 – Aug. 31 depending upon the needs of the School of Business or department and/or the availability of the student.
- Students must be enrolled full time in graduate classes within the MBA program each semester they receive a graduate assistant stipend.
- Interested students must submit a letter of interest, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other pertinent application materials to:
Dimitris J. Kraniou, Ph.D.
c/o Sally Polnyj
School of Business
Point Park University
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, Pa 15222-1984
Applicants selected to function as graduate assistants for the new academic year are usually notified in writing by the end of June.