A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to qualified graduate students for Fall and Spring semesters ONLY. Interested students should contact their graduate coordinator to determine the availability of assistantships.
To be eligible to receive a graduate assistantship, the student must satisfy the following requirements:
- Must be a fully matriculated, degree-seeking, graduate student; certification students are not eligible, and provisionally accepted students are not eligible unless the provisions are removed before the semester begins. Exceptions must be approved by the dean of graduate studies and extended education
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for current graduate students (if a graduating senior, the undergraduate GPA must be at least 2.8)
- Have indicated interest in a graduate assistantship on the electronic application for admission to graduate studies
Assistantships are also offered by the Academic Programs and Services Division, Residence Life and Housing, the Academic Computing Center, and other offices.
Graduate assistants, in return for up to 20 hours of assigned duties per week, receive tuition remission, and a stipend for the academic year. Graduate assistants working more than 10 hours per week are not allowed to hold other on-campus employment simultaneously. Graduate assistants working 10 hours or less per week may work on-campus as a student worker, but not as a staff member, for a maximum of 10 hours per week in addition to holding an assistantship. For more detailed information, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education.
Maintaining graduate assistantships requires students to demonstrate both satisfactory performance in meeting assigned hours, dates, and responsibility, as well as good academic standing. Students holding graduate assistantships who fail to maintain good academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.0) will have their assistantships revoked. This policy includes grades received for courses taken during summer and winter sessions. Departments also may stipulate higher academic standards for maintaining assistantships.