We offer full and part time graduate teaching assistantships through the English M.A. program, and most of our current graduate students hold such a position.
Our traditional GTA position is full-time at 20 or half-time at 10 hours a week, and it comes with waivers for tuition and fees, as well as a stipend. These GTAs typically work as lab instructors for 1010 enhanced classes, as research assistants for professors, or as program assistants.
For students who work full time jobs during the day, we have a limited number of “quarter time” graduate assistantships. These GTA positions require five hours of work, generally completed off-campus, and also come with full waivers for tuition and fees.
These positions are renewable up to six semesters, depending on performance in job duties and in graduate classes. GTAs are required to take 6 or 9 graduate credit hours per semester and must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Current GTAs must reapply each year. There are required trainings for all GTAs that are included in the calculated time of their work weeks.
For priority consideration, assistantship applications should be completed by April 1 for the Fall semester. Additional graduate assistantships are offered across campus.