Graduate Assistantships

The University provides a limited number of graduate assistantships, graduate teaching assistantships, and graduate research assistantships for qualified graduate students. Stipends vary according to the assignment and educational level of the applicant. Information regarding appointment procedures and remuneration is located on the Graduate School website.

Graduate Assistantships (GA) are designed to enhance the student's scholarly and professional development. The assistant receives a stipend for contributing to the teaching and research mission of the University.

A GA is both a student and a staff or faculty member. As a student, the GA is expected to maintain high academic standards to retain the assistantship. As a staff or faculty member, the GA is expected to complete research and teaching responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner. GAs receive a stipend for contributing to the teaching and research mission of the University.

Applications for assistantships may be secured from the Graduate School website. The application must be filed with the head of the academic component in which the assistantship is sought for review and recommendation.  If the assistantship is outside of the student's academic program, the student needs to inform her/his academic advisor of her/his assistantship.