State-supported graduate assistantships are available in graduate programs offered on campus. Graduate assistantships are intended to provide financial assistance to students, professional growth for students, and professional assistance to the university. A full graduate assistantship requires a student to provide 20 hours of professional responsibilities per week while he or she is enrolled in a minimum of five semester hours of course work. Full-time or part-time assistantships are available. A full graduate assistantship currently pays up to $7,775.00 per academic year. For out-of-state graduate assistants, out-of-state tuition may be waived and the students will be required to pay resident tuition only. Selection will be based primarily upon overall undergraduate scholastic achievement and potential for future professional growth. Early application is encouraged.
Instructions: Fill in the information requested on the graduate assistantship application form and return the completed form to the School of Graduate Studies Office, 106 Brigham Hall. Only students who have been admitted to a graduate program and are carrying five credits or more are eligible for assistantships. Students enrolled as “special” are ineligible.
Please note that final appointment to a graduate assistantship is contingent on a criminal history background check. We need your consent to conduct a criminal history background check. You will need to complete a consent form. At the time you are offered a graduate assistantship, you will be requested to complete and return a consent form. A link to the form will be provided at that time. Failure to return the consent form by the date indicated will result in the assistantship being offered to another individual.
A completed application for graduate assistantship must be received in our office by April 1st of the academic year you are applying for -- example: fall 2013 and spring 2014 comprise the academic year of 2013-2014.