Gain meaningful professional experience and lasting relationships with faculty mentors while you advance your career. Our range of graduate assistantships include stipends and tuition waivers (dedicated, mandatory, and program-related fees still apply).

Types of Assistantships

Teaching assistants (TAs) support faculty assigned to teaching undergraduate courses. TA duties include assisting in preparing readings, participating in studio and lab session reviews, taking part in (but not being solely responsible for) evaluating student work, and helping to organize field trips.

Research assistants (RAs) support faculty engaged in research, scholarship, or creative activities. RAs’ duties include assisting in conducting research, preparing bibliographic surveys, interviewing, data collection, and preparing documentation of findings or a work-in-progress.

Graduate service assistants (SAs) support the service responsibilities of faculty. These assistants help with the administration and development of academic programs, administer archives, support faculty responsible for academic conferences or meetings, and assist in the design of posters and other publications. They support projects outside the direct area of teaching and research, among other responsibilities they may take on.

Program-Specific Assistantships

Assistantships include stipends as well as a waiver of a substantial portion of tuition costs. Each graduate assistant is assigned to a faculty member. Assistantships in architecture support research, teaching, and other departmental and college programs.

Mention you are interested in an assistantship in your admission letter; however, no MArch assistantship application is required. Students are automatically considered. For more information, contact us.

  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Master of Urban Design
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Master of Interior Design 

Assistantships include stipends and either full or partial tuition waivers. First-year graduate assistants work for faculty members on architectural history, while second-year assistantships feature a wide range of work with outside preservation organizations and efforts, including the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Indiana Main Street programs, consulting firms, community development corporations, and preservation education projects with the Muncie Public Library.


Applicants are encouraged to submit their Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores along with their MSHP graduate assistantship application, which you should download and send to the program director by Feb. 15 (before the academic year in which you wish to enroll). Assistantships with the Center for Historic Preservation or with nearby preservation organizations are available for qualified second-year students. For more information, contact us.

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