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Graduate Assistants and Supervisors

Teaching, research and service are three endeavors that have shaped graduate education at St. Cloud State University since its inception, and all three are reflected in the roles of our graduate assistants.

GAs are employed on-campus in academically relevant positions as either teaching, research or program support assistants. In exchange for their assistance to faculty and staff, the University provides partial tuition reimbursement, a stipend, and a career-enhancing mentored experience.

The following pages detail the policies and obligations of a graduate assistantship for students and faculty, as well as provide information on how to apply for an assistantship and the benefits available to our GAs.

Please Note: Graduate assistantships require full-time enrollment, a minimum of 8 graduate credits or a minimum of 6 doctoral credits.



Graduate Assistantship Listings Search for available graduate assistantships listed through Career Servikces. You will need to set up an account if you have not used the position listings in the past. Requires StarID and password. Not yet admitted? View the RSS feed of available assistantships.

Career Center Information on preparing a professional resume and cover letter and successful interviewing.

Emergency Information and Planning (Information on weather closings, campus emergencies, H1N1 Flu Planning and other essential information)

2016/2017 Graduate Assistant Handbook (PDF) This handbook is designed to provide a quick reference guide to the policies and procedures related to University assistantships and tuition benefits. It also provides basic information on University resources and can be found in print at the School of Graduate Studies in the Administrative Services Building, room 121.

School of Graduate Studies Policy for Graduate Assistantships (.pdf)

GA Hiring System FAQ list Information for supervisors and hiring units on using the online employment system.