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.

How do I apply?

All applicants who are accepted into a School of Art graduate program are automatically considered for an assistantship if they completed their applications by the deadline: February 2 for Art History or Studio Art or by April 15 for Art Education. Assistantships are not available for the M.A.T. program.

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.