Our graduate assistantships, awarded to the top students based on academic performance, are an excellent way to help pay for your education while gaining supplemental experiences and opportunities to interact with faculty.

Compensation and Benefits

As a graduate assistant, you’ll receive:

  • a partial tuition remission (some fees still apply)
  • a stipend of almost $10,000 during the academic year
  • bookstore discounts

Responsibilities and Expectations

In addition to helping with research, you will help with:

  • teaching
  • assisting with class management
  • grading
  • holding study sessions
  • finding information for lectures

Other duties may also be assigned.


In order to receive one of our competitive assistantships, you must:

  • take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test
  • have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

If you are selected, you will be notified in the spring semester of your assignment for the next year.

How to Apply

If you are planning to apply, you must submit the following early in the spring semester:

  • a cover letter explaining how a graduate assistantship would benefit you and the department
  • an official record of your GRE general test results
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a writing sample (typically an exemplary paper)
  • up-to-date transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, as applicable)

Paying for Your Education