Eligibility: To be eligible for a full-time assistantship (Fall and Spring only), students must gain admission to graduate study, register and maintain at least nine semester credits of graduate coursework, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and demonstrate academic progress. Assistantships may be awarded for up to two years maximum (4 academic semesters). This includes any and all prior graduate assistantship appointments during the student's graduate studies at Slippery Rock University. Full time reward recipients work 17.5 hours per week during the regular academic year. In return, students receive a $4,000 academic year stipend and a full tuition waiver for up to 9 graduate credits per semester. Summer assistantships differ from the above in that they are based on individual departmental work hours needed. Assistantships may also be awarded on a part-time basis.
Interested students should first view the lists of specific departmental needs and then contact the designated supervisor with questions pertaining to available positions.
Applicants: One application, along with an accompanying resume, should be submitted directly to the respective department supervisor for each position of interest. Candidates are also encouraged to submit an open general application to the Office of Graduate Admissions so that interested departments can review the pool of applicants.
Although not a requirement for consideration, Graduate Assistantships are intended to relate as much as possible to the student's program of study. The awarding of an assistantship is regarded as an honor.
Graduate Assistantship Employment Application (PDF)
Graduate Assistantship Employment Application (Fillable MS Word)
Faculty and Supervisors Only:
Supervisors no longer need to submit the graduate assistantship employment application or job description form with the new electronic appointment request form. Those documents should be maintained on a semester basis in the office of the supervisors for auditing purposes. Graduate Admissions only requires the online form below.
Graduate Assistant Appointment Request Form
Graduate Assistantship Job Description Form