The Office of Graduate Studies offers a limited number of graduate assistantships for first-time master's degree seeking students interested in an opportunity to gain an academic experience that directly complements the student's degree program curriculum. Assistantships are diverse in nature and encompass a wide variety of responsibilities and duties while allowing students to also achieve their academic goals. Assistantships offer opportunities to work with faculty on research, assist faculty with instructional support, and/or be related to the student's clinical or fieldwork.
The Graduate Assistantship Program at Savannah State University is designed to promote the research and teaching responsibility of the university and to provide students with valuable professional development opportunities while he or she earns a degree. Therefore, the graduate assistantship involves the dual responsibilities of maintaining a satisfactory academic performance and of successfully performing the assigned teaching, research or other responsibilities.
EligibilityTo be eligible for a graduate assistantship, you must:
- Be admitted to a graduate program under the "regular" (not provisional) classification
- Hold a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0; an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in your last 60 hours; or a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on 9 or more hours of your most recent graduate course work
- Must register and earn credit for a minimum of (9) semester hours of graduate course work leading to the degree each semester in which he or she holds the assistantship
- Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA to continue eligibility
Expectations for graduate assistantsGraduate assistants receive a stipend and a tuition waiver scholarship
ApplicationGraduate Assistant Application
For more information, please contact:
The Office of Graduate Studies