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Northwest Missouri State University

Graduate Assistantships

Getting Started | Positions Available | Resources | GA Handbook

Getting Started

Are You Eligible to Apply?

  • Must be Fully Accepted in a Graduate Program
  • Must Have a Minimum GPA of 3.0 in 8 hours of Graduate Work OR
  • 2.75 GPA in Undergraduate Degree
  • Can Only Hold One Position

Are You Eligible to Continue Your G.A. Position?

  • Must Enroll/Successfully Complete 9 hours with minmum of 6 hours at the Graduate Level
  • Must Maintain a 3.0 GPA each term and cumulative

What is the Financial Benefit?

  • Stipend of up to $6,000 a year (3,000 per trimester)
  • Up to 100% tuition/fee waiver (except technology fee)

What Else Needs to be Done Other Than the Application?

  • 1 Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume

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How can I find out what graduate assistantships are open? How do I apply?

  • Also a list of all GA’s can be found at graduate school--> financial assistance--> graduate assistantships.

Do I need to fill out more than one application if I plan on applying/inquiring about more than one assistantship?

  • No, students only need to fill out ONE application, the graduate office keeps all graduate assistants applications here in the office.

Who should I get my GA references from? Can the person be off campus? On campus? Where do they return them to?

  • The references can be from anyone of your choice. We generally recommend on-campus references (advisor, professor etc.) International students may use their references that they used for their  application if they wish.
  • The recommendation form can be returned directly to the Graduate Office and will be attached to your application.

Do I have to have my GRE/GMAT scores in before I can be a GA?

  • YES! Scores must be received by our office before the first day of the trimester in which you are a GA.