Graduate service assistant (GSA) positions are awarded for the primary purpose of gaining experience, practice, or guidance that is significantly connected to the students’ field of study and career preparation. Graduate Service Assistants typically serve the university outside of an academic department and may provide service to off-campus organizations affiliated with the university. Most GSAs are assigned for fall and spring semesters. GSAs receive 10-month stipends and full tuition scholarships for their work.
Amounts: Stipends start at $13,517. In addition, up to 18 credits of tuition scholarship and health insurance are offered.
Eligible Programs: Many master's and doctoral programs offer graduate service assistantships.
Requirements and Restrictions: Students must be admitted to degree programs by the date of the application deadline, and be registered full-time during their award terms. Additional outside employment is not allowed. Complete rules and guidelines for graduate assistants can be viewed below.
Application Process and Deadlines: New applicants for Graduate School admission should apply online by the appropriate deadline.
Admitted students should request and submit a paper application or apply online by February 15 for fall, or November 15 for spring.