Pfeiffer University Campus

Graduate Assistant Opportunities

Department—Health Administration, Charlotte Campus
GA classification: Administrative
Contact person: Ankshika Punj
Telephone number: 704-945-7310
Email address:

Department—Academic, RTP Campus
GA classification: Administrative
Contact person:  Bennie Felts
Telephone number: (919) 941-2920 x2927
Email Address:
Department—Business, Charlotte Campus
GA classification: Administrative
Contact person: Brad Frazier
Telephone number: 704-945-7336
Email Address:

Department—Department of Marriage and Family Therapy, Charlotte Campus
GA Classification: Administrative
Contact Person: Jenny Haines
Telephone: 704-945-7324
Email Address:

Graduate Assistantships

Pfeiffer University offers graduate assistantships in many departments and offices on campus. Teaching, administrative and research positions are available.

Students interested in an assistantship will need to apply directly to any department or office they wish to work for. The following departments or offices may have open positions.

Types of Positions

Teaching (Full-Time) Teaching (Part-Time)
Work 20 hours/week Work 10 hours/week
Receive tuition waiver for up to 6 credit hours Receive tuition credit for up to 3 credit hours
Stipend: TBD Stipend: TBD
Administrative (Full-Time) Administrative (Part-Time)
Work 20 hours/week Work 10 hours/week
Hourly Rate: Determined by department Hourly Rate: Determined by department
Research (Full-Time) Research (Part-Time)
Work 20 hours/week Work 10 hours/week
Receive tuition waiver for up to 6 credit hours Receive tuition credit for up to 3 credit hours
Stipend: TBD Stipend: TBD


2012-2013 Hourly Wage

Application Process

Select the position you are interested in then complete and submit the application.

Assistantship departments contact applicants directly to set up interviews. If you are selected for an assistantship, the department draws up contract materials and forwards them to the Office of Academic Affairs. After you sign the contract and complete the tax forms, return them immediately to the assistantship department so information can be entered into the payroll system.

Questions concerning your assistantship should be made directly to the assistantship department.


All graduate assistants:

  • Must be admitted to a graduate degree program
  • Must be enrolled full-time and taking at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • Must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher

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Graduate Admissions at Pfeiffer University


Admission to Pfeiffer University's School of Graduate Studies is streamlined. We base admissions decisions on completion of the applicant's file including:

  • Completed application for admissions
  • Official undergraduate transcripts from all undergraduate schools attended
  • Letters of recommendation

Additionally, each degree program has specific requirements which may include a graduate admissions test, completion of undergraduate prerequisites, and interview.

We process all submitted applications but consider those received after the published priority deadline on a space available or special exception basis. We evaluate each application on an individual basis. The Admissions Committee looks for evidence of the applicant's ability to do well in graduate study.

Priority Graduate Deadlines

Fall Spring Summer
All majors except MFT* July 1 November 15 April 1

*MFT majors should consult the MFT section of the website for more details.

Veterans, please see our Military Benefits Page for special programs.

If you have specific questions concerning admissions at the Charlotte Campus, please contact Jonathan Beam, Director of Graduate Admissions, at (704) 945-7357 or

For inquiries about admissions at the Raleigh campus, contact Lee Drum, Marketing & Enrollment, at (919) 238-2400 ext. 2425 or

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Global Learning Experiences

Pfeiffer University
Department of Health Administration
MHA 676 / MHA 698 Comparative International Health
General Information

MHA 676 is a required core course in the MHA and Dual Degree MBA/MHA Curricula. MHA 698 is an optional course that students who are enrolled in the Dual Degree MBA/MHA may take in satisfaction of one of the MBA electives.

The requirements for MHA 676 / MHA 698 may be satisfied in one of two ways:

  1. Travelling to either Austria, Canada, England or Germany and actively participating in scheduled presentations and tours related to the health service system of the country being visited. An informal educational journal of approximately 8 – 10 pages in length {double spaced) that includes reflections on presentations and tours will be submitted after the trip is concluded.
  2. Writing a formal paper on an international health topic. The paper must closely adhere to either APA or MLA guidelines. It should be approximately 25 pages in length, double spaced. The topic must be approved in advance by the designated faculty person. It must address either the management or policy aspects of the topic under consideration.

MHA 676 and MHA 698 are three semester courses. Students register one time and pay one time but the referenced journal / paper may be submitted up until two weeks prior to the end of the third semester of registration.

The cost of a given trip is a combination of (1) the established Charlotte Campus tuition rate for the semester of registration and (2) a surcharge (lab fee) that, when added to the tuition, will cover the true costs of the trip. The budget for each trip is computed each year to keep costs down as much as possible. Exact trip costs typically will not be available until about three weeks prior to the orientation session for the trip.

Specific details about each trip are provided at an orientation session that is typically held on the Charlotte Campus approximately a month and a half after the semester of registration begins. Attendance at this session which is held on a Saturday is mandatory.

General details about each trip are as follows:

  1. England is exclusively a fall semester registration.The trip is planned for a period of ten days and it typically begins on a Thursday of the first week of January.
  2. Austria, Canada and Germany are exclusively spring semester registrations. Austria and Germany are eight day trips and Canada is a ten day trip. The trips to Canada and Germany typically take place in mid May. The trip to Austria typically takes place in mid August. Specific departure dates vary from year to year depending on the academic calendar (the trips take place between semesters).

Grades typically are reported within seven days of the receipt of the educational journal or formal paper as the case may be. In all cases grades will be reported no earlier or later than the end of the semester in which the journal or paper is received. This means that grades (depending on when the journal or paper is received) will be reported no earlier than as shown below:

  1. England: End of the Spring Semester
  2. Canada: End of the Summer Semester
  3. Germany: End of the Summer Semester
  4. Austria: End of the Fall Semester

Note that graduation for those who register for these courses at the end of their plan of study cannot occur until the end of the semester shown above. It is not possible for a student who actually travels to receive a grade for the course until the end of the semester following the dates of travel.



For Fall 2011, Pfeiffer University is going to France from October 15-22, 2011.  Download the itinerary.  Email for more information.