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Graduate Assistantships

Make the most of your time in graduate school. Your academic success, financial well-being, career exploration and work/life balance are all important facets of your WVU experience.

West Virginia University awards approximately 1,700 graduate assistantships annually to incoming and continuing graduate students. These assistantships are supported by state appropriations, federal funds, and private grants and contracts. Students can find information about available assistantships from their programs/departments and assistantship supervisors.

Regular graduate assistants work an average of 20 hours per week and partial graduate assistants work an average of 10 hours per week as teaching, research, or service assistants. All graduate assistants must be accepted into a graduate degree program and are required to be enrolled full-time while employed during the fall and spring terms (9 credits or more).

Note: Not all GA positions get posted to Handshake, so we suggest contacting various colleges/departments directly to see who's hiring.

Types of Graduate Assistantships

For additional information on Graduate Assistantships, visit the Graduate Education and Life website.