Graduate Assistantships

The graduate assistantship (GA) is designed to provide support for a student during full-time graduate study. It is an opportunity for the graduate student to serve in a professional role while establishing a professional relationship with faculty and/or administrators.

There are three kinds of assistantships: teaching, research and administrative. Please note that international graduate assistants are not permitted to work beyond their 20 hours per week contract. Graduate assistantships cover a full tuition and fees waiver for up to 24 hours of graduate coursework annually as well as paying a stipend of $7,907 per year.

Graduate Assistant Handbook

This handbook provides an overview of University policies, procedures, and services that affect graduate assistants.

Graduate Assistant Forms

Various forms for use by graduate assistants

Graduate Assistant Allocations

Table displaying the number of graduate assistant positions assigned to each department

Graduate Assistant Positions

Below is a list of openings for GA positions. Please apply to the office indicated.

Graduate Council

Information regarding graduate council membership, guidelines, nomination criteria and minutes, in addition to excellence in teaching and research awards.


Academic Hall 132
Graduate Studies
One University Plaza, MS 3400
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701