Graduate Assistantships

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

We offer three types of assistantships:

  • Graduate Assistantships (GA)
  • Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA)
  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantships (GRA/GTA)

All assistantship appointment offers must be approved and extended by the Dean of The Graduate School. This page includes descriptions, expectations, stipends and links to position openings of Augusta University’s graduate assistantships.

  • Maintain enrollment in the minimum number of credit hours as required for a GRA in my graduate degree program at Augusta University. (and then put see xxx for program requirement details or put 12 credit hours for biomedical science PhD programs; 9 credit hours for nursing and biostatistics PhD programs)
  • Make satisfactory academic progress.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of The Graduate School and Augusta University.
  • Ensure health insurance coverage that meets the requirements of the Board of Regents for the duration of the assistantship.
  • Other specific eligibility requirements defined by the program/department 

Graduate Assistantships

  • GA

    Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions are offered to selected full-time graduate students to assist with general departmental/programmatic needs. All graduate assistants must apply for a GA position. Candidates for GA positions are selected by specific graduate programs/departments and offers are approved and extended by the Dean of The Graduate School. The standard minimum hourly rate for graduate assistants is currently $8.00. However, hourly rates may vary based on budget availability of the hiring department. As part of the GA package, students also pay a reduced tuition rate of $25 per semester (plus all student fees).

    Available Graduate Assistant positions can be found on Handshake.

    Administrative staff and faculty looking to appoint, reappoint or find other detailed information on GA procedures may refer to the GA Processing page.

  • GRA

    Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) are appointed to perform research activities that are related to the student’s academic program and Augusta University’s research mission. 9-month GRAs receive an annual stipend of $20,000 and 12-month GRAs receive an annual stipend of $26,250 (effective 8-1-19) and will increase to $27,000 (effective 8-1-20).  GRAs pay a reduced tuition rate of $25 (plus all student fees).  As part of the GRA package, students also have a portion to all of their health insurance covered.

    There is no application process for Graduate Research Assistantships. GRAs are appointed to selected Biomedical PhD, Biostatistics PhD, or Nursing PhD students. 

  • GRA / GTA

    Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantships (GRA/GTA) are assigned responsibility for teaching duties that are related to his/her academic program under the direct supervision of a faculty member who is credentialed in the teaching discipline. GRA/GTAs are also responsible for maintaining duties in the research lab for the progression of their academic degree. 9-month students receive an annual stipend $20,000 and 12-month students receive an annual stipend of $26,250 (effective 8-1-19) and will increase to $27,000 (effective 8-1-20) . GRA/GTAs pay a reduced tuition rate of $25 (plus all student fees). In addition, students have a portion to all of their health insurance covered.

    GRA/GTA are appointed to selected Biomedical PhD or Biostatistics PhD students.