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 Graduate Assistantships 

 

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Over 100 graduate assistantships are awarded each
academic year to deserving graduate students and can be found through the Graduate Assistant Positions icon. 

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. Full-time assistantships may be awarded for up to two years with recipients working 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 Assistant Positions

Applications:

Graduate Assistantship Employment Application (PDF)
Graduate Assistantship Employment Application 
(Fillable MS Word)

Faculty and Supervisors Only:

***EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY***
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 

Work Schedule:

Graduate assistants have two work schedule options which can be decided upon between student and employer. 

  • The first option is for a full-time GA to continue to work 17.5 hours per week and also work the week of finals.  Working the week of finals was previously not a requirement. 
  • The second option is for a full-time GA to work 18.75 hours per week and not work the week of finals.

Option 1: Work Finals Week

     

Assistantship Awarded

 Stipend Awarded

Hours of Work per Week

Total Contract Hours per Semester

Full-Time

 $2,000

 17.5

 262.5

Three-Quarter Time

 $1,500

 13.125

 196.875

Half-Time

 $1,000

 8.75

 131.25

Quarter-Time

 $500

 4.375

 65.625

Option 2: Do not Work Finals Week

     

 Assistantship  Awarded

Stipend Awarded

Hours of Work per Week

Total Contract Hours per Semester

 Full-Time

$2,000 

18.75 

262.5 

 Three-Quarter Time

 $1,500

 14.0625

 196.875

 Half-Time

 $1,000

 9.375

 131.25

 Quarter-Time

 $500

 4.6875

 65.625

 

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