The Graduate Dean approves assistantships of direct educational benefit to appointees under supervision of qualified personnel. Students interested in general, research, or teaching assistantships should inquire/apply directly to the prospective academic, service, or research employing unit. Assistantship appointment includes a tuition waiver and is available in two schedules:
1) Quarter-time (25%): 10 work hours per week on average, with a starting monthly stipend of $595
2) Half-time (50%): 20 work hours per week on average, with a starting monthly stipend of $896
- You must be admitted to a graduate degree program
- Undergraduate students can only apply for and hold an assistantship if participating in the 3+2 five-year program AND within 12 semester hours (1 academic term) of receiving their baccalaureate degree
- International students applying for teaching assistantships must demonstrate fluency and command of the English language
- Must enroll in at least 6 but not exceed 12 credit hours per academic term unless authorized by the Graduate Dean (Summer term requires at least 3 and no more than 6 credit hours)
- Maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (3.25 for specialist degree)
- Cannot exceed 20 work hours in one or more employing units per week
- Courses taken for audit do not count toward the minimum hours but must be authorized if in excess of 12 hours
- Course load waivers must be requested via the “Overload/Underload Petition for Graduate Assistants and Awardees”
In selected cases—students under 50% but over 25% appointment—may be eligible for limited employment in other University positions. Refer any questions to the Graduate School office. Any assistantship at a unit unrelated to your degree must be pre-approved by both the Graduate Program Director and employing unit’s supervisor.
All prospective and current graduate assistants should be familiar with the policies and procedures published in our Graduate Assistant Handbook.