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Graduate Assistant Positions

The Graduate Assistant (GA) position 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 two kinds of Graduate Assistant (GA) positions: teaching and administrative. Please note that international graduate assistants are not permitted to work beyond their 20 hours per week contract. Graduate Assistant (GA) positions cover a full tuition and fees waiver for up to 24 hours of graduate coursework annually as well as paying a stipend of $8,686 per year.

Graduate Assistantships are posted as the Graduate Studies office is notified of their availability. If nothing is listed below, the office is unaware of any current open positions. Fall assistantships are typically to be posted in April/May, while Spring assistantships are often posted in November/December. However, positions can become available at anytime.

Please contact specific departments or Graduate Studies for more information about available Graduate Assistantships. For a complete list of academic departments and administrative units with positions allocated for academic year 2020-2021, please click here.

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