GA Applications

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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship applications for the 2017-2018 (fall 2017-spring 2018) academic year are now available.  The application deadline is March 3, 2017 at 5 pm EST.  Please read through the application carefully to insure that you submit a complete application packet.  ALL application materials MUST be submitted in ONE packet to the MSA office.  Failure to comply will result in elimination of your application from the selection committee.

MSA Graduate Assistants provide administrative support as well as research assistance to the MSA office, College of Graduate Studies, Global Campus, and MSA faculty.

Graduate Assistantship Application Form

GA Application Form 17-18.pdf

Graduate Assistantship Recommendation Form

GA Recommendation Form 17-18.pdf


COMPLETE packet must be submitted to the MSA office via 
email at msa@cmich.edu​ or in person at Rowe Hall 222.  


Graduate Student Union Contract ​2016-2021​​ - showing compensation for eligible Graduate Assistants.

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Funding Opportunities for New Graduate Students

Upon admission to a CMU graduate program, Central Michigan University's Neighboring Regions Award automatically grants in-state (Michigan resident) tuition rates to any student who is a resident of the state of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, or Wisconsin and has at least a 3.3 overall undergraduate grade point average or any student who is a resident of the province of Ontario, Canada and has at least a 3.0 overall undergraduate grade point average. The award is valid for the student's entire program, contingent upon the student remaining in good academic standing. No application is required.

Out-of-State Tuition Merit Award

For students who are not from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, or Ontario, Canada: Central Michigan University's Out-of-State Tuition Merit Award for graduate students automatically grants in-state (Michigan resident) tuition rates for the entire academic program of any student admitted to a CMU graduate program (contingent upon the student remaining in good academic standing). In order to receive this valuable award, students must meet all three of the following criteria:

1. GRE Verbal score of at least 560 and GRE quantitative score of at least 660 -OR- GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of at least 600 -OR- MAT (Miller Analogy Test) score of at least 55
2. Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on the U.S. 4.0 scale
3. TOEFL score of at least 600 (250 computer-based), if a non-native speaker of English.


For details go to https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/cgs/GSProspectiveStudents/GSDomesticStudents/GSTuitionandFinancialAssistance/Pages/Out-of-State_Tuition_Merit_Award.aspx​ .