More information about assistantships can be found at: http://www.jmu.edu/cgop/assistantships.shtml
Assistantships provide an opportunity to work alongside professors in a professional setting. Most employers prefer students who are available for at least one year. However, some positions may be available only for Spring or Fall semester.
Graduate assistantships in a department (20 hours/wk) offer a tuition waiver equivalent to three classes per semester and a living stipend that is paid on a bi-weekly basis. Contract dates vary by department and details (stipends, tuition waivers, time requirements, etc.) will be discussed when an offer has been extended.
♦ To be eligible students must be unconditionally or conditionally accepted into a graduate program,
♦ Positions are limited so early application is encouraged—(Jan-Feb. for following Fall)
♦ Positions may be offered as soon as a student has been accepted to graduate school. Positions remain open until filled.
Dr. Allison Kretlow