The Department of Communication Studies offers a variety of graduate assistantships for students accepted into the M.A. in Communication Program. Please indicate when you are applying to the graduate program if you wish to be considered for an assistantship. Students already accepted to the M.A. program can also apply to be considered for an assistantship. The assistantship application must be submitted at the same time you apply for admissions.  

All assistantships require twenty hours of work per week and you cannot have employment outside of the assistantship.  The specific assignments will vary. You must plan to attend school full-time for assistantship consideration.

The Department of Communication Studies supports a number of students with teaching and research assistantships. Assistantships are awarded on a strictly competitive basis. Further information on assistantships is available from the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Erin Basinger.

In addition to Department of Communication Studies graduate assistantships, you may apply for G.A. positions in other university departments such as The Graduate School, Undergraduate Admissions, and the Department of Housing & Residence Life. Please contact the department you wish to apply to for information. You may check the Graduate School's website periodically for assistantship opportunities outside of our program.