With support from President Donald Farish, the SAAHP Graduate Assistantships Program has been extended beginning in Fall 2012 to now include all SAAHP graduate programs including the Master of Architecture, MA in Art + Architectural History, and MS in Historic Preservation programs, with more than 50 Graduate Assistantships available to students across the programs. The School offers one of the broadest based Graduate Assistantships programs in the country, with assistantships being a key feature advancing graduate student culture, supporting faculty/student research, and developing career opportunities for students.
The Master of Architecture program has featured Graduate Assistantships since its inception in 2001, with 20 assistantships per entering year and up to 40 overall. The Master of Architecture includes partial tuition credit as well as a paid assistantship component. The MA and MS programs include a paid assistantship component. Graduate Assistantships include on-campus opportunities to work with faculty research activities and initiatives such as the Community Partnerships Center, and off-campus opportunities with leading practitioners and organizations.