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Illinois State University Graduate Assistantships
Masters in Communication - Graduate Teaching Assistant
Students can apply to become a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) in the School of Communication. Qualified degree program applicants who intend full-time study may apply for a GTA position. GTAs are trained to teach an introductory course in communication and/or to perform other services for the School of Communication. Awards are very competitive.
The assistantship carries a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend of approximately $1,300 for up to four semesters GTAs also receive a waiver for up to 12 credits of summer coursework. The award does not cover student fees.
To be eligible for an assistantship, you must, generally:
- be admitted unconditionally as a degree-seeking student into a graduate academic program, or have a minimum of 120 undergraduate hours if in an integrated degree program
- be in good standing
- be enrolled full-time (typically 9 credit hours during the fall or spring semesters, or at least 6 hours during the summer session)