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Assistantships Overview and Application Instructions

Types of Assistantships

Graduate Assistant: With this type of assistantship you will tutor students in the ASU Writing Center 17.5 hours per week at an hourly rate of $13.50 during academic semesters.

You can begin this assistantship in your first semester as a graduate student, so you can apply for it when you initially seek admittance to the program.

Teaching Assistant: With this type of assistantship you will teach two sections of ENG 1301: English Composition per semester and earn $11,095 per academic year.

You can only begin this assistantship after completing your first 18 hours as a graduate student, so wait to apply for it until spring semester of your first year as a graduate student in the program.

Assistantship Qualifications

Graduate Assistant

  • Admission to the M.A. program
  • B.A. degree including 24 hours of English, with 12 of those in advanced courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Teaching Assistant

  • Admission to the M.A. program
  • Completion of 18 hours of graduate coursework
  • Completion of English 6376: Teaching College Composition, which all graduate and teaching assistants are required to take
  • B.A. degree including 24 hours of English, with 12 of those in advanced courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Application Instructions

  • Fill out and print an assistantship application form.
  • Write a cover letter addressed to Dr. Laurence Musgrove that indicates your interest and reasons for applying to be a graduate assistant.
  • Ask three people who are familiar with your work and record to send letters of reference to Dr. Laurence Musgrove at the address below.

Address Application Materials to:
Dr. Laurence Musgrove
Head, Department of English and Modern Languages
ASU Station #10894
San Angelo, TX 76909-0894

Deadlines

Application materials should be received in the English and Modern Languages Department Office by the first Friday in April prior to the fall semester you plan to begin your assistantship.

Note: If you plan to apply for a paid assistantship, you’ll want to simultaneously apply for both admittance to the program and the assistantship by the first Friday in April prior to the Fall semester you plan to begin the program. 

Renewals

Renewals are subject to approval each year. Application for renewal of a graduate assistantship will be made by sending a letter of intent to the head of the English and Modern Languages Department by the first Friday in April.

Program Description

Learn more about the M.A. curriculum by visiting our Program Overview page

Course descriptions

Get more detailed information about the English Graduate Courses you will take.

apply to our program

Learn more about how to apply to the English and Modern Language Department’s graduate program by visiting our Program Admittance page.

Consider an Assistantship

Learn more about our paid graduate and teaching assistantships by visiting our Assistantships Overview page.

contact us

For more information about the English and Modern Language Department’s graduate program, contact:

Dr. Mary Ellen Hartje, Graduate Advisor
Office: A 039A
Phone: (325) 486-6148
E-mail: me.hartje@angelo.edu