| Academics | Graduate School | Graduate Assistantships
Take on meaningful work while earning your degree.
One of the best ways to get an in-depth understanding of your field is to learn from a leader in that field. That’s what Worcester State University graduate assistantships are all about. You are eligible for a graduate assistantship if you are matriculated into a WSU master's degree or education specialist program.
A graduate assistantship gives you the opportunity to work with a mentor at an advanced level and to take on professional-level responsibilities. We offer positions within applicants’ academic departments—assisting faculty and staff during academic terms—as well as in offices around campus through 2 placement options:
As a successful applicant for a graduate program placement, you will be placed in a graduate academic department to assist in areas like research, teaching, program recruiting, and clinical work. Appointments are competitive and consist of 12-month terms, with the possibility of 6- or 12-month extensions.
These placements provide tuition-and-fee waivers for up to 3 graduate courses per semester in a student’s academic program and a stipend of $2,400 per semester with the expectation of 15 hours a week of work.
As a successful applicant for a campus support placement, you will be placed in a department support position in which you may assist with administrative tasks, program support, marketing/recruiting, student services, and more. Our past placements include the Athletics, Academic Affairs, President’s, and Student Conduct offices.
These placements provide tuition-and-fee waivers for up to 3 graduate courses per term in a student’s academic program with the expectation of 12 hours a week of work. No additional stipend is provided unless stated in the position’s job description.
There are 3 terms per academic year that are covered by these benefits: fall, spring, and summer I/II.