Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships at WCSU

Graduate Assistantships provide on-campus, extracurricular, hands-on learning experiences and stipends to graduate students. Assistantships are not scholarships (which are awarded independently of any expectation of corresponding activity), and they are not work/study appointments (which provide hourly wages for usually non-educational work).

Graduate Assistant positions are available to well-qualified, matriculated GRADUATE STUDENTS in institutional activities that are academically relevant to the student’s program of study. Requirements to be met for these positions are:

    Graduate student matriculated in a Graduate program

    GPA of 3.00 or higher

    Graduate student registered in the current semester

Graduate Assistants may not be employed by any other employment category of the university.

Stipends awarded to Graduate Assistants range from $1200 to $4800 and should not exceed 20 hours of work per week.

In addition to a stipend award, full-time graduate students (enrolled in nine credits or more per semester) have the following fees waived:

   State University Fee

   University General Fee except for that portion attributable to student accident insurance

   Student Activity Fee

If you are interested in applying for a Graduate Assistantship at WCSU, you may speak to your Graduate Program Coordinator who can direct you to the faculty who supervise our Graduate Assistants.

Graduate students need to complete the form below and submit it to the Graduate Program Coordinator or the faculty member supervising the position for which they are applying.

   Graduate Assistant Application (Fillable PDF)

Faculty and staff hiring a graduate assistant need to submit the Graduate Assistant Hire form below along with the completed Graduate Assistant Application to Jennifer Cunningham in the office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at cunninghamj@wcsu.educreate new email.

   Graduate Assistant Appointment Form (Fillable PDF)