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Illinois State University Graduate Assistantships

893 Students Awarded with Graduate Assistantships
412 Students Awarded with Teaching Assistantships
205 Students Awarded with Research Assistantships
554 Graduate Assistantships Awarded to Female Students
339 Graduate Assistantships Awarded to Male Students
198 Graduate Assistantships Awarded to International Students

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)

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