The Department of Psychological Science has six graduate assistantships (GA). A full-time GA works 20 hours per week and receives $3,750.00 per semester. This also includes a scholarship covering up to 10 hours of graduate-level-course work per semester. Students are allowed a maximum of four semesters as a graduate assistant. The Psychological Science GA positions are as follows:
- Research Methods/DRB – student must have taken a Research Methods and preferably will have research experience; must be knowledgeable about IRB procedures.
- Physiological Psychology Laboratory – student must have completed an undergraduate course in physiological psychology prior to applying for this position.
- Research Design & Analysis– student must have computer skills and a working familiarity with the major statistical software packages in order to be considered for this position.
- Assistant to the instructors of General Psychology – student needs good writing skills and knowledge of basic psychology.
- Research Design & Analysis/Research Coordinator - student must have strong computer skills, interpersonal skills, and an understanding of human subjects procedures in order to manage the online research participation system.
- Assessment - student must have data entry and statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS) experience; ability to make effective class presentations.
To be considered for one of the above positions, the student is advised to apply at least six months in advance of the semester he/she wishes to begin serving as a graduate assistant. Selection of psychology graduate assistants is highly competitive.
There are additional assistantships throughout the university that are open to psychology graduate students. In the recent past, our graduate students have obtained assistantships in Student Health Services, Testing Services, the Kirkpatrick Library, McNair Scholars Program, and The Graduate School.
For more information visit The Graduate School's assistantship page.