Assistantships

    Graduate Assistantships

    • Compensation includes partial tuition remission and a stipend
    • Hours worked: 20 hours per week during the academic year
    • GAs are selected during the admissions process
    • All applicants are considered for a GA position
    • Appointments are for one academic year only
    • Only incoming students are eligible

    Research Assistantships

    • Compensation varies depending on the role and funding source
    • Hours worked will vary, but will not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic year
    • RAs are hired by the Wagner research centers and institutes. Research assistantship opportunities are announced as they become available, typically at the end of summer or start of each semester.
    • Appointments are typically for one year, sometimes renewed
    • Both incoming and continuing students are eligible

    Teaching Assistantships

    • Compensation is hourly wage
    • Hours worked will vary, but will not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic year
    • TAs are selected each semester by faculty from among students who have completed the course with a strong performance record
    • Appointments are for the semester, sometimes renewed
    • Only continuing students are eligible

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