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Graduate Assistantships

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An assistantship at UH is an excellent way to offset the cost of your graduate education while you gain valuable teaching experience.

Graduate assistants are paid monthly stipends ranging from $600 to $2,500 during the academic year. In exchange, assistants spend 20 hours a week doing a variety of tasks, including classroom instruction, academic advising, reading papers and examinations, supervision, research, or other administrative responsibilities. Students who work for the University may be eligible to earn waivers for out-of-state tuition.

To be eligible for a graduate assistantship, you must have an undergraduate degree or its equivalent, must be admitted to a graduate program, and should be prepared to work fulltime toward the degree. Appointments to graduate assistantships are made by the college dean, based on department recommendations.

For more information about graduate assistantships, consult your academic department or see the UH Graduate Catalog.