Graduate Assistantships

Domestic and international students are eligible for consideration for a Graduate Assistantship if they have full admission status and are not on probation. Graduate assistantship awards are very competitive, with 12 to 15 applicants for every opening.

Eligibility Guidelines for Graduate Assistantship (GA) Awards

Domestic and international students are eligible for consideration for a Graduate Assistantship if they have full admission status and are not on probation. Preference is given to CBA GA applicants with scores greater than or equal to 570 on the GMAT, 305 on the GRE composite score or 150 on the LSAT score. Students admitted based on an earned advanced degree (master’s or doctorate) or admitted to an accelerated program may also be considered for awards. Students with low scores would need an exception based on skills and departmental needs to receive an offer.

CBA GA selections are made by Department Chairs in consultation with faculty based on departmental needs. Departments refer to the list of applicants supplied by the CBA Graduate Programs Office to determine eligibility and suitability for an award. If a department is interested in considering a student for a GA position, they may request an updated resume or schedule an interview. The CBA Graduate Programs staff do not make selections for departmental GA awards.

Work Requirement

Full-time graduate assistants work 20 hours per week during the semester and receive $6,180 for the academic year plus full tuition remission (up to 15 graduate credits per semester) and a discounted parking permit. Part-time graduate assistants work 10 hours per week and receive a scholarship covering 8 credits per semester and a $3,090 academic year stipend. Graduate assistantships may be awarded for up to four semesters, excluding summer sessions. Full-time graduate assistants may not have any additional employment outside of the CBA. Part-time graduate assistants may have some part-time employment with approval of the Director and the Graduate School. Summer assistantships are generally not available.

To be eligible, students must enroll in 9 credits in fall and spring semester. Joint degree students may also hold assistantship awards, but must take 6 credits of graduate business classes each semester to be eligible.

To apply: Submit an Application for a College of Business Graduate Assistant Award via the online application. Two reference letters are required and reference letters used for graduate admission are acceptable for your application for financial aid. An UPDATED RESUME may also be requested of you by departments considering you for an award.

Eligibility: Assistantships are limited to students admitted to degree granting programs with full admission status. Provisionally admitted students, non-degree students, certificate students and students on probation are not eligible for awards.

International students must hold an F-1 visa.

For additional information, please review the GA Fact Sheet.

Application Deadlines:

Term of Award Application Deadline Normal Selection Period
Academic Year beginning in Fall March 1 April or May
Spring Semester November 1 November or December