Fund your education while gaining valuable professional experience.

The primary purpose of our graduate assistantships is to help relieve some of the financial burden of graduate school while offering opportunities for professional experience.   

Assistantships are offered in both academic and administrative roles.  Responsibilities and eligibility for assistantships may vary among departments.  

Graduate assistantships pay a stipend of $8,686 and cover the tuition for up to 9 credits of graduate level coursework in both the fall and spring semesters and up to 6 credits during the summer semester. 

Graduate Assistant Forms

Approval & Reappointment 

  • Used when a new Graduate Assistants is hired 
  • Used when a Graduate Assistant is going to continue to work the next academic year 

Approval to Work Additional On-Campus

  • Used if a Graduate Assistant will be working during Winter/ Summer Break 
  • Used to obtain approval from the Graduate Studies Department 

GA Semester Evaluation Form

  • Used to evaluate Graduate Assistants. This form is to be submitted by the Assistantship Supervisor each semester before finals week 

GA Annual Evaluation Form

  • Used to evaluate the Assistantship. This form is to be submitted by the Graduate Assistant each year after working as a GA

GA Checkout Form

  • Used when the Graduate Assistant contract expires. Completion of this form is required to receive full clearance from the University.

Allocations and Openings

In academic year 2020-2021, Graduate Studies had 129 Graduate Assistant (GA) positions to allocate. 

Academic departments and administrative units funded additional positions through their own budgets. 

Academic Departments

Department 

No. of Graduate Assistant Allocated 

Graduate Assistant 
Availability  

Graduate 
Coordinator's 
Name
 

Graduate 
Cordinator's
Email 

Biology 

9 

  

  

  

Center for Writing Excellence 

1 

  

  

  

Chemistry and Physics 

6 

  

  

  

College of Education, Health, and Human Studies 

8 

 2 

  

  

Communication Disorders 

5 

  

  

  

Computer Science 

6 

  

  

  

Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology 

1 

  

  

  

Engineering and Technology 

5 

  

  

  

English and TESOL 

14 

  

  

  

Environmental Science 

2 

  

  

  

Graduate Business Studies 

7 

  

  

  

History and Anthropology 

3 

  

  

  

Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation 

6 

  

  

  

Mathematics 

7 

  

  

  

Nursing 

6 

  

  

  

Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion 

1 

  

  

  

Psychology and Counseling 

1 

  

  

  

Total in Academic Departments: 88

Non-academic Departments

Department 

No. of Graduate Assistant Allocated 

Graduate Assistant 
Availability 

Department Contact Name 

Department Email 

Academic Support Centers 

2 

  

  

  

Admissions-Graduate 

1 

  

  

  

Admissions-Tours 

1 

  

  

  

Athletics 

14 

  

  

  

Campus Life/Event Services 

1 

  

  

  

Career Services 

3 

  

  

  

Center for Academic Advising 

2 

  

  

  

Counseling and Disability Support Services 

2 

  

  

  

Institutional Equity and Diversity 

1 

  

  

  

Office of International Education & Services 

1 

  

  

  

Kent Library/Special Collections 

1 

  

  

  

LGBTQ Resource Center 

1 

  

  

  

Military and Veteran Services 

1 

  

  

  

New Student Programs 

2 

  

  

  

Office of Instructional Technology (CSTL) 

1 

  

  

  

Office of Student Conduct 

1 

  

  

  

Office of the President 

1 

  

  

  

Office of the Provost 

2 

  

  

  

Southeast Online 

1 

  

  

  

University Communications 

1 

  

  

  

University Marketing 

1 

  

  

  

Total in Non-academic Departments: 41 

Total Allocations: 129 

Location
Office
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Mailing Address
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