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Graduate Assistantship

Applicants for Frederick Douglass Institute Scholar graduate assistantships should have a demonstrated record of leadership, social involvement and commitment to education. Graduate assistantships provide monetary compensation for full-time graduate students ranging from $2,502 to $5,004 for the academic year, plus a partial waiver of basic tuition for part-time graduate assistants and a full waiver of basic tuition for full-time graduate assistants. New graduate assistantships are awarded only in the fall and spring term except for certain academic programs. Graduate assistantships may be renewed during the summer term but this term counts toward the maximum of four terms.

Graduate Assistantships

More than 3,000 assistantships are available to qualified graduate students at Michigan State University. Satisfactory progress toward earning a degree is a condition of maintaining the assistantship. Departments may limit the number of years that a graduate student may hold an assistantship. Graduate assistants are responsible for knowing the specific policies and procedures that govern their particular assistantship and academic program. Doctoral students with quarter-time or half-time assistantships must carry at least 3 credits Master’s students with quarter-time assistantships or half-time assistantships must carry at least 6 credits. Doctoral and master’s students with three-quarter-time assistantships must carry at least 3 credits. Lifelong Education students and College of Law students are not eligible for graduate assistantships.

Graduate Assistantships

All graduate assistantships are awarded each year by academic units and non-academic units on a competitive basis following a highly qualified student’s nomination by their graduate program and using predetermined criteria, including but not limited to the applicant’s academic record, test scores, recommendations, and other pertinent information. Provisional degree or non-degree admits are not eligible to hold a graduate assistantship. Graduate Assistants must be registered for a minimum of 9 credit hours of course work for Fall or Spring semester, within the program of study throughout the period of the assistantship. Full time Graduate Assistants can expect to work a maximum of 20 hrs wk in both the fall and spring semesters.

Graduate Assistantships

Ball State University offers a number of graduate assistantships annually to qualified students in the master of landscape architecture program. These assistantships include special stipends and tuition waivers. Assistantships also provide applicant with valuable work experience while applicant complete their course work Assistantships are available for one or two semesters and can be either full or half. Applicant may indicate their interest in a graduate assistantship within their admission letter. Assistantships are usually distributed in the spring and fall. An application must be filled out to be considered for an assistantship.

Amount: $10800

Than 2,000 graduate assistantships are awarded annually at LSU in over 70 academic departments and administrative units. The following policies and guidelines govern Graduate Assistantships at LSU. Students must maintain registration in a minimum of 9 semester hours in the fall or spring semester Appointments may be one-quarter , one-third , or one-half time and stipends vary accordingly. One-half time assistantship appointments receive a full tuition exemption and, if applicable, an out-of-state fee waiver. Graduate assistantships for 10 or 15 hours per week receive a waiver for out-of-state fees and are responsible for all tuition and in-state fees.

Amount: $1824
Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships: These are available on an annual basis and provide graduate students with developmental and professional opportunities, as well as Graduate Assistants are typically hired on a 9-month contract, work 20-30 hours week, and cover 9 credits a semester with a maximum of 18 credits per calendar year. Research Assistantships: Graduate Research Assistantships involve a full-tuition scholarship and a monthly stipend for 18–24 months. Please note that graduate assistantship positions do not cover fees.


Columbia GSAPP offers a limited number of teaching and research assistantships to students enrolled in full-time degree programs and to continuing non-enrolled students. The assignment of assistantships will be made on the basis of qualifications for each position.


An assistantship provides a monthly stipend and waives the tuition during the period of the appointment. Most assistantships are only available at the main Pullman campus for fulltime students starting in the fall semester. Few assistantships are available for students starting in the spring semester.

Amount: $13000
Kinesiology Sport Management Graduate Assistantships

Students admitted to the master degree programs in the Kinesiology Sport Management often are provided in the form of graduate assistantships, most often as teaching assistants but, occasionally research assistants are available. Master degree students receiving teaching assistantships are typically assigned to instruct a variety of activity classes in the Personal Fitness Wellness program. The assistantship stipends follow University guidelines and are subject to change each year. Students must maintain a B average or better and perform assigned duties in a satisfactory manner to retain a graduate assistantship.

Graduate Admissions and Funding Opportunities

The Electrical and Computer Engineering offers financial assistance to outstanding applicants in the form of teaching and research assistantships. A half-time teaching or research assistantship provides a competitive stipend and a full-tuition scholarship for the academic year. A student applying for graduate studies in the Electrical and Computer Engineering is automatically considered for a departmental assistantship during the review of the application materials. Continuing students must complete the departmental assistantship application. Notices of continuing assistantship applications and deadlines are made by the Department during fall and spring semesters. The Department awards teaching assistantships on the basis of expected teaching ability.