You know that your future job market is competitive, and if you're going to edge out that competition, you'd better show up with the golden ticket: relevant experience. As a graduate assistant, you get a chance to step out of the student role into the professional world, earning a paycheck while you're also gaining job-related experience and expanding your professional network. 

Qualifications

  • Graduate assistants must earn admission into a graduate program.
  • Master's level students must have completed the bachelor's degree before the beginning of the semester or term in which the graduate assistantship begins.
  • Doctoral level students must have completed the master's degree, where appropriate, before the beginning of the semester or term in which the doctoral assistantship begins.
  • Official transcripts must be on file.
  • Master's degree students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or 3.0 in latter half of previous degree to begin the assistantship.
  • Doctoral degree students must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA.
  • Graduate assistants must have regular admission status, not conditional or probationary.