Graduate Assistantships

Each year approximately ten graduate students in Arts Administration are awarded Graduate Assistantships. Assistantships pay tuition of up to 15 hours per semester, and a cash stipend of $6,800.

Graduate Assistants are required to work 20 hours a week on campus. These work assignments provide practical experience in the management of professional and student organizations in the School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration, Myers School of Art, and School of Music.

Graduate Assistants must maintain a course load of no fewer than nine hours during a semester, and must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (out of 4.0). Students meeting these requirements may apply for aid a second year.

Apply for an Assistantship

Three easy steps:

  • Secure admission to the program in Arts Administration at The University of Akron.
  • Download, complete, and submit the application form provided at The Graduate School. Be sure to follow the instructions on the form. 
  • Have three letters of reference sent to: 

    Arts Administration
    The University of Akron
    Akron. OH  44325-1005


Assistantship Applications must be completed by March 15.

Additional Sources of Financial Aid

Options for financial aid beyond an assistantship can be explored through the Office of Student Financial Aid.