Catalog 2021-2022

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available each academic semester to incoming qualified full-time graduate students. Graduate assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis contingent upon a student’s academic record and are offered by invitation only.

A full-time graduate assistant (GA) is eligible to receive a tuition waiver for 8-12 graduate-level credits during the upcoming semester. The total amount of tuition support for a full-time GA whose assistantship is renewed is 36 credit hours. GA tuition support is available for fall and spring semesters only.

A full-time GA also receives a $1,500 stipend per semester, administered through the Financial Aid Office. Graduate assistants are assigned to work 20 hours per week for an academic or administrative office. They must carry a full course load of at least 8 and no more than 14 credit hours per semester. 

A full-time GA in the MS-ENS program is eligible to receive a tuition waiver for up to 24 credit hours during the 12-month period of the appointment. A full-time GA in the MS-ENS program receives a $1,500 stipend for the fall semester and $1,500 for the spring semester. A full-time MS-ENS GA is obligated to work for the MS-ENS program for an average of 15 hours a week during the fall and spring semesters, and an average of 10 hours per week during the summer I and II terms. 

All graduate assistants must maintain a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA. For additional information, contact the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies at (813) 258-7409 or