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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program are highly competitive programs that build and enhance your professional skills and defray tuition costs.

Assistantships offer you the opportunity to enrich your academic study as well as professional development, linking graduate study with earning and work experience.

Here’s how it works:

A limited number of Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate assistantships are available for those beginning their first year of study for the two-year program. CMHC graduate assistants receive $11,100, of which $7,500 goes toward a scholarship to cover some of the cost of tuition, and a $3,600 stipend.

The stipend portion of the assistantship typically pays $12 per hour with a commitment of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks during the fall and spring semesters. The scholarship portion of the assistantship is applied to the fall, spring and summer semesters. The assistantship cannot be combined with any other merit scholarship you may have already received. 

Sample of Assistantships offered in 2018-19:

Care and Wellness Assistant – Working with Merrimack’s Dean of Students Office and assisting with the facilitation of the college’s Crisis Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE) system.

Success Coach – Working under the direction of the Dean and Associate Dean of Student Success at Merrimack as a success coach with a focus on academic success for entering freshmen as they transition between high school and college.

General qualifications:

  • Excellent undergraduate educational background
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of leadership experience
  • Strong multitasking and time-management skills
  • Personal characteristics of compassion, integrity, and an ability to genuinely connect with others
  • Evidence of demonstrated professionalism
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

Graduate Assistantships

Students apply once they have been admitted into the graduate program. Applicants interested in the three-year track are not eligible for the assistantship, but will be considered for a merit scholarship if admitted to the program.

The Assistantship positions have been filled for the 2018-2019 academic year.