Graduate Assistantship Information
A Graduate Assistantship fulfills three important objectives at University of Central Missouri:
- Students are provided with meaningful, professional experiences that will enhance educational and career goals,
- Students provide a service to a department or unit within the university, and
- Students are provided with financial assistance.
Policies for Graduate Assistantships
A student may be awarded an assistantship a maximum of four semesters, excluding summers. An education specialist student who has had an assistantship while working on a master's degree, may have two additional semesters, for a total of six semesters as a graduate assistant, excluding summer sessions.
Graduate Assistant Compensation
The compensation for a full-time graduate assistants who teach two three-hour courses per semester or whose assignment involves 24 hours per week is $3,750 per semester or $7,500 for two semesters. The compensation for graduate assistants with a partial assignment is reduced proportionately. (this subject to change)
Instructional Fee Waiver
Your instructional fees are covered by a fee waiver in proportion to your GA appointment. Courses taken for undergraduate credit or audit will not be included in the instructional fee.
For more information visit The Graduate School's assistantship page.