Each year, we are pleased to welcome
both new and returning students to Central Michigan University to pursue
your graduate studies and to provide a valuable service to our
university by being selected as a GA. The Graduate Assistantship (GA) is
a highly coveted position. GA’s provide support to professors through
research or independently teaching undergraduate courses. GA’s may also
work in labs or in various units on-campus.
Your department has chosen you as a top student to be a
teaching, research or administrative GA and you will now take on extra
duties as well as being a committed and dedicated student to your
academic pursuits. By accepting this appointment I hope you realize very
quickly the impact you will have on younger college undergraduates and
on your chosen discipline.
We are here to assist you and the graduate dean continually
advocates for excellence regarding every aspect of the graduate
enterprise. If you need to speak with us regarding aspects of graduate
education such as your graduate assistantship, plan of study, or thesis
or dissertation, please do not hesitate to make an appointment. Also,
you can find a great deal of information and any form related to CMU
graduate education you might need on our website: www.grad.cmich.edu.
finally, let us know if CMU is not meeting your needs as a graduate
student. We are always willing to consider new offerings to our graduate
students; we just need to know what you need! The highly skilled
creative workforce of tomorrow is developed through your graduate
Again, we are most pleased that you have chosen CMU for your
graduate studies. We believe you will find your graduate work and
employment here at CMU challenging and rewarding.