Information for Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Teaching Assistants 2019


Graduate Teaching Assistants spend approximately 20 hours per week fulfilling their assigned duties to the department. These duties include:

  • Teach three lab sections of Comm 1115G: Introduction to Communication
  • Attend one of the large lecture sections of Comm 1115G
  • Hold three office hours and two Center for Communication Studies Lab hours per week
  • Attend a weekly Teaching Assistant meeting with the Basic Course Director and Comm 1115G faculty
  • Prepare and grade Comm 1115G assignments and discussions.
  • Assist with department service and outreach.


  • Nine-month stipend ($19,689 in 2023)
  • Out-of-state tuition waiver
  • Office space inside the Dept. of Comm building
  • Professional Development Opportunities 

Teaching assistantships are assigned based on a number of criteria including undergraduate coursework, GPA, statement of intent or purpose, and letters of recommendation. The deadline to be considered for teaching assistantships is typically November 1st and March 1st. Early applicants are given priority, however, graduate applications are accepted on a rolling deadline and students may enter the program at any time during the academic year.

Application Instructions:

If you are interested in being considered for a Teaching Assistantship, please state your desire and interest in your letter of application to the graduate school. Offers are based on multiple factors, but you should make reference to why you would like to be considered for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship in your statement of intent in your graduate application. 
There is not a separate application to become a Teaching Assistant, so you must express this desire in your letter of interest when applying to graduate school

We look forward to hearing from you!