School of Communication, Journalism, and Media Graduate Assistantships

Our graduate assistants assist faculty in teaching courses and advising experiential learning activities. We look for graduate assistants to bring professional experience to add to our skills and progress our programs. You gain experience in teaching college students, and you receive a stipend and tuition remission.

Communication graduate assistantship

Our goal is to help you develop an advanced understanding of communication theory, research and practice, and to prepare them for further graduate study or professional work. Our faculty help to develop your understanding of and independent thinking about the knowledge base, scholarly activities and critical practices of the communication discipline; and enable you to apply and disseminate their knowledge of communication theory and research in ways that reflect the values of diverse perspectives and emphasize the ethical implications of communication.

You must be a student enrolled in the Master of Arts in Communication in order to qualify for an assistantship in the communication program.

There are a variety of assistantships available to students in our M.A. program. 

Every year, the communication program awards competitive assistantships to students who will teach or coach debate for 20 hours a week while pursuing their master's degree in communication.

Most of our assistantships are for teaching. Teaching assistants serve as the stand-alone instructor for two sections of an introductory communication course each semester.

The assistantships include a tuition waiver and a stipend. The tuition waiver covers up to 10 credit hours per semester (20 per year) over two years to complete the program.