Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I apply if I have not been accepted to my program yet?

No. You must be first accepted into your Graduate Program.

What are the advantages of holding a graduate assistantship?

Gain valuable experience from work developed through teaching, research and administrative opportunities throughout campus in a wide variety of areas.

What is expected from students holding a graduate assistantship?

Graduate assistants may not accept other full-time employment, either in or outside of the University. Graduate assistants, holding full (20 hours per week) appointments, may not accept other part-time employment in the University. Graduate assistants who want to work part-time outside the University, in addition to their assistantships, must have written approval from their department chair/school director (with a copy sent to the Graduate Dean). Such employment outside the University shall not exceed a total of eight hours per week while the University is in session. Holders of partial tuition scholarships are eligible to accept other full/part time employment, either in or outside the University.

International students holding full graduate assistantships may not accept other employment, either in or outside of the University, according to an Immigration and Naturalization Service bulletin dated January 1992.

Information compiled from the Graduate Assistant Handbook