Graduate Assistantships

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Graduate assistantships are offered in both administrative and academic areas throughout the University. Graduate assistants may assist in faculty research projects, teaching support or other tasks. The Graduate College maintains an updated list of available graduate assistantship positions throughout the University. These positions involve academic, administrative, research and/or teaching responsibilities.

Assistantship requirements

You are eligible to apply for an assistantship if you have met the following requirements:

  • Be admitted to a master’s program
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 as an undergraduate OR in your last 60 hours of undergraduate study OR in at least nine hours of graduate course work

You may also be asked to provide supplemental materials. The opening notice will provide details for how to apply for that specific position.

Anthropology assistantships

The anthropology program offers five graduate assistantships for students pursuing their applied anthropology graduate degree. We split each assistantship in half to create a total of 10 positions. Each “half GA” receives a $4,000 stipend for the academic year (nine months) and a tuition waiver for six hours in the fall, six hours in the spring and three hours in summer. Occasionally, we are able to award a full graduate assistantship.

Most anthropology graduate assistants are assigned to a faculty member to assist with research or classes. Occasionally, an assistant will be asked to teach an introductory anthropology course.

During the spring semester, the program will ask for applications for open graduate assistantship positions. The application deadline is typically in April. For first consideration, applications should be turned in around March 1.