A limited number of both 20-hour assistantships (20 hours per week of assistantship service) and 10-hour assistantships (10 hours per week of assistantship service) are awarded to full-time, degree-seeking graduate students each year.
Full 20-hour assistantships currently pay a stipend of $4,740 to $6,330 for two semesters plus a waiver of tuition for graduate course work (see details below). Duties will vary somewhat from assistant to assistant and may include supervised teaching, research or assistance with research, and university service activities. Duties are under the supervision of a faculty member or administrator. Assistantships are looked upon as an encouragement or reward for academic excellence rather than as a means to relieve financial need.
Full 20-hour assistantships carry a full tuition waiver for the semester of the assistantship and eligibility for a 12-credit waiver the following summer. With some exceptions, full 10-hour assistantships carry one-half tuition waiver for the semester of the assistantship and a prorated waiver for the following summer.
Since stipends for assistantships may change from year to year, potential applicants should check with the School of Graduate Studies and Research for current stipend levels.
The deadline for applying for a fall assistantship is March 25 of the same calendar year. Applications and further information are available at the office of the Assistant Dean for Administration of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.
Please visit IUP's Graduate Catalog for further Assistantship information.