Graduate Assistantships

F.A.Q. About Graduate Assistantships in the School of Art

Graduate Assistantships are available in each major program area and are awarded annually on a competitive basis. The service commitment of a graduate assistant appointment may involve teaching, research, or technical support responsibilities, for an average 20 hours per week. Graduate assistants are required to enroll for a minimum of eight credit hours per semester. Individuals applying for a Graduate Assistantship should contact Graduate Coordinator Peter Johnson at to schedule an interview with a faculty person from the area to which they are applying.

What kind of assistantships do you offer?

  • Assistantships are awarded in all concentrations on a highly competitive basis. *
  • The School of Art has 22 teaching assistantships and 1 administrative assistantship.

What is included in an assistantship?

  • All assistantships include a stipend and full tuition waiver.
  • The university also provides a sizable contribution to offset the cost of a health care plan offered to all graduate assistants.

What would be expected of me?

  • Graduate assistants must be fulltime students and have a service commitment of 20 hours per week.
  • Graduate Assistants may not fall below a 3.0 GPA

What would I be doing?

  • Teaching Assistants work in their own area of study teaching classes, assisting professors, and other important tasks directly related to their area of study.
  • The graduate administrative assistant works in the galleries assisting the Director of the School of Art Galleries. This assistantship is awarded to a highly qualified individual from any area of graduate study within the School of Art.

How do I apply?

Submit an Application for Graduate Assistantship and a CV to Graduate Admissions along with your other application materials. Please also send a cover letter by email to Lisa Everson to inform us of your interest and please specify the area of study you are applying to.

Apply for Graduate Assistantship

If you are a current graduate student in the School of Art, please email a cover letter, CV, and the Application for Graduate Assistantship to Lisa Everson and your faculty advisor.

  • Assistantships are not available for the M.A.T program.