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Graduate, Teaching and
Research Assistantships

General Information

Angelo State University offers three types of appointments for graduate students.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are staff appointments that are available in these academic areas:

  • Animal Science
  • Coaching, Sport, Recreation and Fitness Administration
  • Communication
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • English
  • Graduate Studies
  • Biology
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Teacher Education

The Small Business Development Center, Center for International Studies, Student Involvement, Career Services, Athletics and other non-academic offices also periodically have graduate assistant openings. Graduate assistants have responsibility for a wide range of duties designed to support undergraduate instructional programs.

Graduate assistantships generally work up to 17.5 hours per week.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistantships are contract appointments and are available in these departments:

  • Biology
  • Communication
  • English
  • Kinesiology
  • Psychology

Completion of 18 graduate semester credit hours in the field is required for teaching assistantships. Teaching assistants have responsibility for lecture classes, individual instruction or laboratory sections.

Teaching assistantships are for the fall and spring and carry a stipend.

Research Assistantships

Research assistantships are staff appointments and are available for some university research projects. The duties of each research assistant will depend specifically on the research project to which the graduate student is assigned, and are determined by the faculty member directing the project.

Research assistantships are available in these departments:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Animal Science
  • Psychology

Research assistants generally work up to 17.5 hours per week.

Application Procedure

Applicants for teaching, graduate or research assistantships must submit the following to the department in which they wish to work:

  • Application for the Assistantship
  • Three letters of recommendation (must state that you would make a good teaching/graduate/research assistant)
  • Security background check form

For more information, visit the website of the academic program you plan to enroll in.

Regular admission into an ASU graduate degree or certification program is required. All graduate students who are awarded assistantships must be enrolled in graduate coursework during the terms of their appointments.

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Carr Graduate Scholarship

Looking for other ways to obtain financial aid for graduate school? Check out the Carr Graduate Scholarship.

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