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Assistantships

Graduate Research Assistantship
Graduate Research assistantships are designed as research and program support positions and are non- teaching. These assistantships are available to Art History and Art Education majors. Students may apply to an area outside of his/her own and may apply to more than one area.   Currently, in the School of Art and Design, the position award is approximately $500 per month and includes a full tuition waver. The assistantships are awarded annually and are supervised and evaluated each semester by the area’s program director.  Students work 10 hours per week. All AH and AE students accepted into the graduate program are eligible. Applications must be submitted to the graduate office by the published date, which is the same as the application deadline, January 15th.  All assistants must enroll for a total of 18 semester hours to retain their assistantships.

 

Graduate Lab Assistantship
Graduate Lab assistantships are studio and program support positions and are non-teaching. All accepted studio majors are provided a graduate lab assistantship. No application is necessary. Currently, in the School of Art and Design, the position award is approximately $500 per month and includes a full tuition waver. The assistantships are assigned annually and are supervised and evaluated each semester by the area’s program director.  Students work 10 hours per week. All assistants must enroll for a total of 18 semester hours to retain their assistantships.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Teaching assistantships are available to graduate students pursuing their terminal degree (PHD or MFA candidates). In these assistantships the graduate student is the teacher of record overseeing an undergraduate class, generally these are foundation or introductory level classes within one’s discipline. GTA are responsible for all aspects of designing, implementing and evaluating the class, with only peripheral contact with a mentoring faculty member. Responsibilities include syllabi construction, confirming rolls and submitting final grades. Interested students should speak to a faculty adviser and/or area coordinator during the first year of study about the steps that need to be taken. First year students are not eligible for teaching assistantships. Currently, in the School of Art and Design, the position award is approximately $750 per month and includes a full tuition waver. All GTA must enroll for a total of 18 semester hours to retain their assistantships.