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
  • TA's 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

Graduate Assistantships

  • Compensation includes partial tuition remission and a stipend
  • Hours worked: 20 hours per week during the academic year
  • GA's 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