Graduate Assistantship Program

Purpose & Overview
Types of Assistantships
Application Process
Hiring a Graduate Assistant
Evaluation Process

Graduate Assistantships support the University in teaching, research, and service missions; helps establish a graduate culture within academic units; and provides financial assistance, and enhanced educational and developmental opportunities for graduate students.

The assistantship program is designed to aid in the successful completion of the degree pursued and to enhance career opportunities through applied professional experiences. Compared to undergraduate student scholarships, the graduate assistantship program aims to recognize and reward the University’s very best graduate students.

Graduate Studies provides administrative oversight to ensure compliance with institutional policies and procedures and parity among all academic graduate assistants.

Jacksonville State University awards approximately 80 graduate assistantships each fall and spring semester and approximately 25 graduate assistantships each summer, contingent upon funding.

For additional information, contact Ashlee Hanvey in Graduate Studies by phone at 256-782-5764 or by email at