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Pittsburg State University offers graduate assistantships in many departments and offices on campus. Teaching, administrative and research positions are available.

Students interested in an assistantship will need to apply directly to any department or office they wish to work for. The following departments or offices may have open positions. 

Types of Positions

Teaching (Full-time)

Teaching (Part-time)

work 20 hours/week work 10 hours/week
tuition and fees waived half of tuition waived



academic year appointments (Fall and Spring) receive tuition and fee waivers for up to 6 credit hours during the following summer term.


student is responsible for remaining half of tuition assessed at their residency rate and all fees.



$250 stipend per bi-weekly pay period*
($2500 per semester)
*some departments may pay a higher stipend.



$125 stipend per bi-weekly pay period*
($1250 per semester)
*some departments may pay a higher stipend.

Administrative (Full-time)

Administrative (Part-time)

work 20 hours/week work 10 hours/week
tuition assessed at in-state rate paid at the hourly rate of $13.36
fees waived
paid at the hourly rate of $13.36

Research (Full-time)

Research (Part-time)

work 20 hours/week work 10 hours/week
tuition and fees waived as grant allows tuition and fees waived as grant allows


paid at the hourly rate of $13.36 or as grant allows     

paid at the hourly rate of $13.36 or as grant allows

All full-time graduate assistants have the opportunity to purchase student insurance at 25% of the cost. The University will pay the remaining 75%. For more information regarding student insurance, please contact Debbie Amershek in Human Resource Services (damershe@pittstate.edu, 620.235.4187).

 Requirements

All graduate assistants:

Must be admitted to a graduate degree program.
Must be up-to-date with graduate school requirements.



Must enroll in and complete at least 6 hours of graduate credit at the 700 or 800 level that are required for the degree and will be on the student's candidacy. Enrollment should not exceed 12 credit hours without permission.


Eligible students must have no more than 9 foundation hours remaining to complete and must be enrolled in 6 of those remaining hours the first semester of their appointment.

In addition, International graduate assistants:

Must have approval to work in the U.S.
For Teaching positions, must have earned a score of at least 22 in the speaking section of the TOEFL.


Must enroll in and complete at least 9 credit hours, 6 hours of which must be at the 700 or 800 level and be required for the degree and on the student's candidacy.

Students with summer assistantships:



Must be enrolled in at least 3 hours of required graduate credit during the summer or be pre-enrolled for required hours of enrollment for the fall semester.

Policies

Graduate Assistantship Policy
Graduate Teaching Assistantship English Assessment Policy
Non-Direct Teaching Form