A graduate assistantship pairs you with faculty mentors as you support research, teaching, and other departmental and college programs and initiatives. Some of our graduate students also work for planning agencies and communities, gaining practical experience while helping these entities with planning needs.

GAs receive stipends and tuition waivers; however, you are responsible for the dedicated, mandatory, and program-related fees.


Complete the application and send it to the department either via email or postal mail.

Ball State University
Department of Urban Planning
Architecture Building, room 327
Muncie, IN 47306

Include three letters of reference, the required essay, and your resume.
Applications are due March 1 for priority consideration.

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