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Graduate Assistantships

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Earn while you learn

Don’t let finances come between you and your dreams. As a graduate assistant, you will be engaged in many activities that contribute to the teaching, research, creative activity and service efforts of Murray State. 

Graduate Education at MSU offers over 150 graduate assistantships for master's degree seeking graduate students who are interested in an opportunity to gain academic experience that directly or indirectly complement's the student's degree program. All assistantships are diverse in nature and encompass a wide variety of responsibilities and duties while allow graduate students the opportunity to achieve their academic goals. 

There are four types of graduate assistantships that may be awarded: Teaching, Research, Academic, and Public Service.

  • Teaching Assistants are responsible for the instruction of a course and other responsibilities that accompany that assignment such as grading papers, meeting with students, assisting in classes/laboratories, etc.
  • Research Assistants assist professors in academic research, while perhaps also conducting their own projects.
  • Academic Assistants assist in the duties of an academic area which may include helping to grade papers or proctor tests, preparing materials for classes, meeting with students, assisting or conducting projects and workshops, etc.
  • Public Service Assistants assist campus personnel in a particular area of expertise in providing a service to the public (i.e., local, regional, or state; economic, civic, non-profit, Regional Stewardship, or campus based).

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