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The College of Graduate and Continuing Education offers a limited number of graduate assistantships to graduate students each year. The assistantships are highly competitive and are awarded to students with superior academic records who are matriculated in a graduate degree program. Students selected for these positions must be registered minimally for six (6) credits per semester. Our goal is to establish a mutually-beneficial system that links students with mentors who support their educational and professional goals.
Both full-time and part-time assistantships are available. For most GA positions, full-time graduate assistants are expected to work 15 hours per week, and part-time graduate assistants must work 7 ½ hours per week. Benefits include full or partial tuition plus a stipend. Students are responsible for registration, educational service, practicum, and other fees as appropriate. Most assistantships are granted for the full academic year (fall and spring semesters).
Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are no longer being accepted.
2020/2021 Academic, Campus Support, and Athletic Department positions and descriptions may be viewed at the link below.
All academic departments with a graduate program are eligible for a graduate assistant, either full-time or part-time. Job duties may include research, teaching assistance, or other administrative tasks.
These positions support non-academic departments on campus. Duties may include organization and planning, research, marketing, editing, outreach, and other administrative tasks.
These positions support our athletic programs and are generally assistant coaching positions, including recruitment, athletic event planning and promotion. Hours may differ slightly from other graduate assistantship positions.
CGCE Outreach assistantship positions are posted on the WSU Employment website as they become available. These positions are highly competitive, generally require 30 hours per week, and are paid an hourly wage rather than a stipend. As with other assistantships, they receive a tuition benefit as well.