Applications will only be accepted via e-mail attachment.
Graduate assistants work up to 20 hours per week, per semester. In general, graduate assistants are expected to have availability to work on campus during the normal weekday hours of operation (8:30 a.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m.). Concurrent with assistantship appointments, doctoral students may not engage in other outside employment.
To apply for a graduate assistantship appointment, students must complete the Graduate Assistantship Application and submit it, along with a resumé, as an e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Graduate assistant applications and/or resumés do not need to be sent to any of the Robinson College of Business departments, as consideration for a position may not be granted unless the application and/or resumé is sent according to these instructions as listed. After the application has been approved, it will be made available for departments that have a budget for graduate assistants (as listed the appropriate section below). These departments will directly contact students whom they wish to hire. Any questions regarding the availability of graduate assistantship positions should be directed to the department contacts listed in that section.
Master's and doctoral students must maintain satisfactory academic standing during the period(s) of their appointment including having a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
Registering for less than the required minimum credit hours of academic coursework and/or having a GPA below 3.0 will result in loss of an assistantship.
After receiving a tuition waiver for a graduate assistantship, students should check with the Office of Student Accounts or log into their student accounts to inquire about the out-of-pocket fees due for the semester.
|Total semester earnings (sum of all assistantship appointments)||Tuition waiver Georgia State will award that student|
|Fall & Spring Semesters||Summer Semester|
|$2,000 or more||$1,000 or more||Full tuition waiver|
|$1,000-$1,999||$500-$999||Partial (50%) tuition waiver|
|Less than $1,000||Less than $500||No waiver|
Many departments offer GA appointments of $1,000 for the fall and/or spring semester and/or $500 for the May/summer semester resulting in a half waiver for the student. Students will often seek out additional/multiple appointments to increase their semester stipend resulting in a full waiver. This can be done by simultaneously engaging in various assistantship appointments within other departments of the Robinson College of Business, or with other departments across the University.
The health insurance premium paid during spring semester covers January 1–July 31; it covers graduate assistants for spring and May/summer semesters. Students who receive their first graduate assistantship during May/summer semester will be charged a pro-rated (reduced) health insurance premium for that period. There is usually an increase in health insurance premiums each fall semester.
You have the option to purchase health insurance from an outside agency. If you are already covered under another health insurance plan, you may waive out of the plan that will be automatically assigned to you once your full tuition waiver is applied by going to Georgia State's Student Accounts website »
Graduate assistant stipends are paid in four equal installments during the semester:
- Last business day of September, October, November and December
- Last business day of January, February, March and April
- Last business day of May
- Six- and seven-week summer session
- Last business day of June and July
Within three days of receiving notification of an appointment, students must immediately complete the Graduate Assistant Hiring Packet in Georgia State's Office of Human Resources (One Park Place South, third floor). Failure to do so will delay stipend payments.
Average stipend ranges per appointment, per term are as follows:
|GA Level||Fall/Spring||Maymester||Summer||Maymester and Summer|
GRAI & GLAI
GRAII & GLAII
GRAIII & GLAIII
$3,100 per course
$3,100 per course
$3,100 per course
$3,100 per course
|Work Hours Per Appointment||Average: 136||Average: 40||Average: 72||Average: 112|
Total stipends for graduate assistants should not exceed $12,000 per semester and cannot exceed $36,000 per academic year.
To be rehired as a graduate assistant, an overall satisfactory evaluation is required. The faculty member for whom the student worked during the semester submits a grade of either “S” for satisfactory or “U” for unsatisfactory. Future hire is prohibited for students who receive an unsatisfactory evaluation for two consecutive semesters.
How to Obtain RCR Training
Two steps must be fulfilled:
- CITI Training
- Students must take the online basic level of training and submit the completion form to the Ph.D. program office (35 Broad St., room 831). Students should include their Panther ID number on the form.
- RCR Training
- Students must take a five-hour mandatory discussion session. In order to register, students must email email@example.com to be added to the list.
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