Coronavirus Update

Classes will be held remotely for the remainder of the spring semester, and all official university events and student activities are suspended until further notice. While the Dayton and Lake campuses remain open, access to campus is restricted to personnel who have been identified as essential. Read more.

Graduate School

Graduate Assistantships

Our graduate departments have a limited number of graduate assistantship positions available each year for students like you. As a graduate assistant, you devote a minimum number of hours each week (no more than 28) to assistantship responsibilities while maintaining full-time graduate status and receive a stipend as well as free tuition. Most graduate assistants are appointed for the academic year beginning Fall Semester. You can apply for assistantships with teaching responsibilities, non-instructional support duties, or research assignments. 

What is a graduate teaching assistant?

Graduate teaching assistants lead instruction in classes and have primary responsibility for one or more class sections (e.g., lecture, laboratory, or discussion sessions).

What is a graduate assistant?

Graduate assistants are assigned non-instructional duties that support the instructional, research, or public service function of the university.

What is a graduate research assistant?

Graduate research assistants participate in research program activities or support a departmental research effort—this can apply to your graduate degree as a research component.