HESAL Graduate Assistantship Initiative Application

Prior to completing an graduate assistantship application, a completed application for admission to the HESAL M.A. or Ph.D. program must be received by the University of Northern Colorado Graduate School and HESAL department. If you have not completed your application, please click here to learn more about the process. In addition to the graduate assistantship application, you must also submit a current resume to Matthew.Birnbaum@unco.edu.


Items with an * indicate a required field.

Please confirm that you have submitted a completed application to the HESAL program by checking the following boxes:

All required materials submitted to the HESAL department

All required materials submitted to the Graduate School


First Name *

Middle Name

Last Name *

E-mail address *

Essay Question 1 *

Describe your strengths, skills, experiences, and interests that generally relate to the assistantships for which you have applied. (Maximum 350 words)

Essay Question 2 *

What are your long-term career goals? And how will skills gained through a graduate assistantship assist those goals? (Maximum 350 words)

Graduate Assistantships

Please rank your top seven (7) choices, 1 being your primary choice.

Indication of assistantship preference does not guarantee interview.  Interviews will be determined by application review and position availability.

Interview day is Friday March 7, 2014. Housing will be provided for you if needed, please indicate which nights you will need housing: