Graduate assistants provide you with an academically and professionally valuable experience. You’ll broaden your perspective of social work (MSW) and its related areas through varied assignments directed by faculty members.

Roles and Responsibilities

Graduate assistants are expected to perform their duties in a professional and timely manner. Graduate assistant duties typically include, but are not limited to:

  • assisting faculty in research and instruction
  • providing tutorial support for the department

Graduate assistants are expected to work 20 hours per week (including the week of final exams).


Graduate assistants receive:

  • a cash stipend
  • a tuition wavier

(Graduate assistants are still responsible for student service fees.)

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must:

  • be admitted to the Masters in Social Work program
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

The department will also consider applicants skills and special abilities.

How to Apply

A candidate for a graduate assistantship must submit an application to the Department of Social Work.