Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available through individual academic units. Stipend rates paid are determined by the employing academic unit. Interested students should ask their academic unit offices about the availability of assistantships and the procedure for applying. Early inquiry is essential to be assured of meeting application deadlines. Appointments are made on the recommendation of the academic unit chair, subject to admission to the Graduate School and to the approval of the Dean of the Graduate School. Initial appointment requires clear evidence of superior ability and promise. Reappointment to assistantships requires evidence of continued good scholarship.

Apply to the appropriate academic unit chair, on or before February 15th of each year, unless otherwise specified.

Graduate Assistants must pay appropriate tuition and fees. Graduate assistants have part-time teaching or research duties; they are required to register for reduced study loads, according to the schedule for their appointment. Students on appointment are financially liable for excess credits beyond the required registrations.

If a student on appointment drops below the required registration at any time in the semester, the student becomes financially liable for the entire registration. To find out what the minimum registration requirements are to hold an assistantship, click on this link: Minimum Registration Requirements for Graduate Assistants.