Each year the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs awards eight to ten graduate assistantships to outstanding students pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree at Wichita State University. Graduate assistants assist faculty in instruction and work directly with faculty and staff on research and community service projects through the Center for Urban Studies and the Kansas Public Finance Center.
Graduate assistantships are awarded primarily on the basis of a student's academic record, demonstrated leadership abilities and potential for success in the field of public administration. To be eligible for a graduate assistantship, a student must be admitted in full standing to the Master of Public Administration degree.
Assistants are expected to work 20 hours per week and pursue their graduate degree on a full-time basis. Currently, assistants earn a stipend of $10,500 for a nine-month appointment. Graduate assistants are also eligible to apply for fellowships which are awarded competitively.
Four endowed fellowships in the Hugo Wall School provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the Master of Public Administration degree. These fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to students with exemplary records and specific career interests in the field of public administration. The following fellowships are available:
Applications for assistantships and fellowships beginning in the fall semester are due March 1.
Annie Murrach, Student Services Coordinator
Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs