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Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships give you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge while providing financial support. While most assistantship information can be obtained through your department, these general requirements can help you along the way.

There are three general categories of assistantships:

  • Teaching assistantships.
  • Graduate assistantships.
  • Research assistantships.

Recipients of full assistantships generally work approximately 20 hours per week teaching, conducting research, or doing administrative work. In return for this commitment, students are paid a stipend and receive a full or partial tuition scholarship. Recipients are still responsible for school fees.

Graduate Assistantship (GA) appointments:

  • may or may not be renewed;
  • may be terminated if GA fails to comply with the professional development and symposium participation requirements, as well as other academic requirements;
  • may be terminated if GA  is unprofessional or duties are not being satisfactorily performed;
  • typically begin with the first day of classes and end the last day of classes; and
  • are generally not available during the summer months.

To apply for departmental positions:

  • Your first point of contact about GA opportunities should be to complete this form. Don’t procrastinate – hiring decisions are usually made in late spring or summer before the beginning of the new academic year, so the sooner you let the College and faculty know of your interest, the better.