Graduate Assistantships are available to full-time MASS students and all eligible
students are encouraged to apply. Assistantships may be full or half-time.
A full-time assistantship provides:
- Full tuition waiver and
- A stipend of $7.50 per hour for 270 hours of work during the semester.
Half-time appointments provide half of the above.
Eligibility Requirements: Acceptance into the MASS Program and
full-time enrollment (9 hours). A Graduate Assistant MAY NOT be
employed full-time outside of the University and must be available for
assignment as directed by the Program Director.
Application and Selection Procedure
Instructions for applying for a Graduate Assistantship can be found at:
While there are no firm dates for applying for admission to the MASS Program
there are firm dates for applying for assistantships. Dates are
listed at the link above.
Completed application packets are forwarded from the Graduate Office to the
Program Director who rank orders all applicants. Applicants are ranked
based on test scores, grades, experience, and the needs of the MASS
Program. Financial need may be considered but is not a major factor in
applicant consideration. Once a ranking has been established available
Assistantships are offered to students in order.
Once a student has been awarded an assistantship he or she does not have to
reapply. Students may hold an assistantship for up to four regular
semesters. Summer appointments, if available, do not count against this limit but are not
Graduate Assistants Funded by Grants
In some cases students may be chosen to be Graduate Assistants by faculty
working on grant-funded projects. While they must have applied for an
Assistantship as outlined above and meet all eligibility requirements they are
selected by the faculty member who has been awarded the grant, not the MASS
Program Director. They may or may not continue as a "Program GA" after the
termination of the grant.
Loss of Assistantship
A Graduate Assistant can lose his or her assistantship because of poor
academic performance, failure to meet work site requirements, or failure to
adhere to appropriate professional ethics.
Other Financial Aid. For information on additional financial aid