Graduate Assistantships

The majority of graduate assistant positions are awarded and managed by departments or units. These positions may involve teaching, research or administrative support. To qualify, the graduate student must be regularly admitted into the Graduate School and accepted into a graduate degree program without condition. A Graduate Assistantship Application should be submitted directly to the department or unit.

Graduate assistants appointed to at least a 25% position will be classified as in-state students for tuition purposes. Graduate assistants appointed to a least a 50% position will be classified as in-state students for tuition purposes AND will have in-state tuition paid. Miscellaneous fees (activity fees, college fees, etc.), books, housing and other expenses are the responsibility of the graduate student.

As a fringe benefit to graduate students who have assistantships, the University of Arkansas pays for 60% of health insurance with UHC.

Current minimum in graduate assistantship stipends are $1,000/month for master's degree students and $1,111/month for doctoral degree and master's of fine art's degree students.

Some Graduate Assistant Position postings may be found on the Human Resources Website.

For more information, please contact Paula Lasner at (479) 575-5904 or email