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As you strive to reach your academic goals, a graduate assistantship (GA) offers you opportunities to work with faculty members on research and assist them with instructional support. You earn valuable experience, as well as finance your education.

If you secure a GA position, you will receive:

  • Tuition and fee remission for up to 24 graduate credits (semester hours) per academic year. Fees specific to courses or to individual students are not included (for example, supplies, parking or health insurance)
  • A stipend for the full 10-month appointment.

 To hold a graduate assistantship you must:

  • be fully matriculated in a master's degree program
  • be a full-time student, maintaining a minimum of nine (9) credits per semester, and a maximum of twelve (12) credits per semester
  • maintain at least a 3.00 GPA during each semester of the assistantship
  • be able to commit to and fulfill twenty hours of work per week as a GA

How to apply for a GA

Mark the appropriate area on the graduate admission application.

The earlier you complete your application, the greater your chances of consideration for open GA positions.

For more information about Graduate Assistantships contact the MSU Graduate School by phone (973) 655-5147 or email Graduate.School@montclair.edu.