Graduate Fellowships

The Higher Education Administration Master's Program at UMass Lowell is an exciting way for students to prepare for a professional career in higher education. The Office of Residence Life offers several Graduate Fellow opportunities that provide practical application of knowledge and topics discussed in the classroom. Availability of positions depends on the year, and applications can be found on the Student Affairs Graduate Fellowships website.

Assistant Area Coordinator (AAC)

The Assistant Area Coordinator helps supervise and oversee an assigned residential area. This includes assisting the full-time Area Coordinator in the administration of occupancy management processes, staff supervision, crisis intervention and student conduct. The Assistant Area Coordinator will also have the opportunity to serve on a departmental committee and participate in Residence Life's on-call duty rotation.

Graduate Fellow Compensation

  • $15,000 stipend for a 12 month contract
  • Single room in an on campus apartment (shared with one other graduate fellow)
  • Silver or Gold Meal Plan during academic semesters
  • Monthly professional development opportunities on campus

Applying for a Graduate Fellowship

You can access additional information along with the graduate fellow application year round but the priority consideration deadline is February 15!

Qualifications for a Graduate Fellowship

  • Previous experience as a student leader or student staff member
  • Acceptance into a graduate program at UMass Lowell
    Priority consideration is given to students in the Master's of Education: Higher Education Administration Program
  • Bachelor's Degree