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Graduate Assistantship Summary

  • Before applying for a Graduate Assistantship, an applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program of study at LMU and have pre-registered for courses. All requirements for admission to a graduate program of study must be completed before a student is eligible to receive a Graduate Assistantship position.

  • Graduate Assistants (GAs) are appointed to perform various types of duties. Most commonly, the duties relate to supervisory or administrative functions of the University. Each GA has an assigned supervisor.

  • Graduate Assistantships are limited to 18 credit hours of tuition assistance per academic year (August - July) and can total no more than the required number of credit hours to complete the degree program. Assistantships are specific to the degree program of initial enrollment.

  • Graduate Assistants must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. If the applicant is already enrolled in a Master's degree program and has completed one or more semesters, the applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

  • Assistants generally work 15-20 hours per week. Work hours for some assistantships may vary depending upon award and placement. If a Graduate Assistant works for more than 6 consecutive hours, he/she is required by law to take a thirty (30) minute break.

  • A limited number of assistantships are available during the summer semesters to students enrolled in summer courses. Therefore, GAs typically only take 3-6 hours of course work during the summer term. No new assistantships will begin during the summer, unless the graduate program has a summer start date.

  • Applications for re-appointment must be submitted annually. Intent to continue a Graduate Assistant appointment from one semester to the next must be communicated via email from the GA Supervisor. Continued participation in the Graduate Assistantship program is contingent upon satisfactory performance in the position and fulfillment of all obligations.