Master’s and doctoral students may apply for a graduate assistantship within the Teachers College or positions in any other college or department for which they may be eligible.


  • resident-fee classification for you, as well as your spouse or children
  • tuition remission (not including dedicated, special course, Health Center, technology, or miscellaneous fees)
  • additional stipends
  • ability to reserve private study rooms or lockable book trucks at Bracken Library
  • no fee for attending regularly scheduled athletic events
  • access to the University’s recreation and fitness facilities for you and any dependents
  • 10 percent discount on cash purchases at the Ball State Bookstore
  • ability to borrow from and save at the Ball State Federal Credit Union
  • ability to register with the Ball State Career Center


Graduate assistants are generally required to:

  • work 20 hours per week
  • maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average

Other employment is generally not allowed.

Work usually begins the first day of classes in the term and continues through the last day of the final examination period.

Exceptions are made only with approval from the department chair and graduate dean. These exceptions allow for a maximum of 10 hours of additional on-campus employment.

Find a Position

You may search for a graduate assistantship—along with any other student employment opportunities on campus—by using the Career Center’s Cardinal Career Link online portal.

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