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Several types of graduate assistantships are available (teaching, laboratory, research, administrative, student affairs).
To apply for an assistantship please submit the following to Graduate Studies:
1. Graduate Assistantship Application Form
2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended
3. Recommendation letters from three references
The application should be sent directly to Graduate Studies and the appropriate department(s). As a courtesy to you the Graduate Studies Office will send your application to the appropriate departments at your request. The application form can be obtained from the Graduate Studies web site or the Graduate Studies Office.
It is the responsibility of the student to make certain that the necessary materials have been received. Action on your application cannot be taken until the Graduate Studies Office has received transcripts and three letters of reference.
Students should contact the departments that typically offer graduate assistantship positions to determine if there are any positions available. Each department interviews and appoints their own graduate assistant(s).
The minimum requirements are an undegraduate 2.70 GPA or a graduate 3.0 GPA in nine hours. Students must be admitted to a graduate degree program at UCM and enrolled in a minimum of six graduate credits but no more than 12 hours. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee that you will receive an assistantship. The application process is competitive and your selection will depend on how well your qualifications match the duties of the assistantship for which you are applying.
The stipend for a full-time Graduate Assistant (20 hours per week) is $3,750 per semester or $7,500 for two semesters. Full-time assistants are eligible for a scholarship covering up to $2800 tuition, $2,450 non-resident tuition, and $363 mandatory fees. (The scholarship only covers courses taken for graduate credit)