Graduate Assistantships

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While graduate assistantships are not currently available, graduate assistants typically help faculty with their research projects, with their courses or with other duties as assigned. 

Applications would be reviewed by a committee to select a group of finalists for interviews before graduate assistantships would be awarded. The number of available graduate assistant positions has varied over the years, based on available funding.


Graduate Assistantship Application Requirements
  • Applicants may be full- or part-time students.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 GPA in all collegiate coursework. 
  • Candidates must have at least 16 credit hours left to complete the degree.

The iSchool application for graduate assistant positions allows applicants to provide resume information in a standardized format. This allows the review committee to make the best possible decisions about hiring assistants to support the needs of the faculty and the School. 

The application asks for the following information:

  • Academic History (degrees earned, major)
  • General Skills and Experience (office/administrative, PR/visual design/event planning, public speaking/communication, teaching/tutoring, research, statistical analysis/advanced math, foreign languages, library/museum/archives experience, customer service experience, design fabrication/building/making experience)
  • Computer Skills including examples of use/experience (software, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database software, HTML or web design software, programming, hardware).
  • Scholarships, Awards and Other Information
  • Cover letter

If you have questions about the process or the form, email