Approximately 120 competitive graduate assistantships are available each year. Full time students who have been accepted into a master's degree program are eligible. Assistantships are awarded by the School of Graduate Studies & Research based primarily on the recommendations of the program head. Students who are employed full-time at the University or elsewhere are ineligible.  The following must be met in order to be eligible for assistantship:

  • Acceptance into a graduate program,
  • Enrollment for full-time study (9 credits) and
  • Acceptance by the director of the office where assigned.


PLEASE NOTE:  Full-time graduate assistantships cover a maximum of nine (9) credits of tuition per semester; fees NOT included.  If a GA enrolls in more than nine (9) credits (15 credits a semester is the maximum a graduate student can schedule) they must cover additional tuition costs at their own expense. 

Half-time graduate assistants will receive a 4.5 credit waiver per semester.

Submission Deadline

Submit assistantship application by the deadline for the semester in which you are interested.

MA Counseling Fall entrance is February 15 and Spring entrance is October 15.
MFA/MA Art Fall entrance is January 15 and Spring entrance is October 15
Speech, Language and Hearing Fall entrance: March 1
Social Work Fall entrance: March 1 (Late applicants may be considered)
All other programs Fall entrance is February 15 and Spring entrance is October 15.


Two types of Graduate Assistantships are available.

Full-time: Half-time:

Full-time assistantships are for Fall and/or Spring semesters. Summers are not included. Graduate assistants must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 semester hours and a maximum of 15.

Half-time assistantships are for Fall and/or Spring semesters. Summers are not included. Graduate Assistants must be enrolled, full-time, in a minimum of 9 semester hours and a maximum of 15.

Remission of course tuition.
*Assistantships do not cover University fees

Remission of one-half of course tuition.
*Assistantships do not cover University fees

Stipend of $2,025 per semester
($7.50 per hour / 270 hours)

Stipend of $1,012 per semester
($7.50 per hour / 135 hours)

18 hours of work per week

9 hours of work per week

Assistantships in residential life also include a waiver of charges for a private room in the residence hall and a telephone.

A limited number of prorated Assistantships are available for the summer.

Application and Forms

Applications can be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies, located in Butterfield Hall - Suite 140, or at the following link:

Graduate Assistantship Instructions and Application (PDF)

Graduate Assistantship Manual (PDF)

GA Evaluation Form (PDF)

GA Budget Request



     Edinboro University offers a wide array of positions available to all graduate students. Listed below are just a few examples from graduate departments of the many different positions to be filled. These graduate assistantships are excellent ways to make contacts and gain valuable experience. For further information, inquire with the respective Department Head. Once again, these are only a few of the many graduate assistantships available. If the position you are applying for is filled, there are plenty of other postions that you may qualify for. Positions and availability vary from year to year depending on budgetary constraints. For individual job descriptions, click on the job title link below. All files are in PDF format. You will require Adobe Acrobat reader to view. 


Assistant Director of Egress & Research
Sculpture 3D & 4D
Art Department Research & Recruitment
Start up Incubator


Zoology / Museum Studies Biology Graduate Assistant  
General Biology graduate Assistant

Communication Studies

Development & Marketing   
WFSE Radio Station & Promotional Assistant
Publicatons & Marketing Office
International Student Services


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)  
Wellness Program / Ghering Health & Wellness Peer Educators


Secondary Education Graduate Assistant    
Dean of Education / NCATE / Student Teaching Assistant
Literacy Center and Field Experience Assistant
Graduate Program Heads
Graduate Assistant Chair / Assistant Chair

Residence Life

Residence Hall Coordinator     
Assistant Residence Hall Coordinator
Housing Services

Social Work

Office for Students with Disabilities
Community Outreach Center
Coordinator of Student Evaluations of Faculty / Crawford Center

Social Sciences

   Sociology Graduate Assistant  

Speech, Language and Hearing Department

MASLP Program Head & Chair  
Speech & Hearing Sciences Program Coordinator
Faculty Assistant
Research Assistant