A number of graduate assistantships are available each year for graduate students who have been admitted unconditionally to a graduate degree program. These graduate assistantships provide a $10,000 per year ($5,000 per semester) stipend for the fall and spring semesters. The stipend is disbursed in bimonthly increments on the 15th and 30th of each month. A graduate assistant must be a full-time student who maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA and registers for at least nine graduate credit hours (600 level) but no more than 13 credit hours each semester. Twenty hours a week must be devoted to the duties of a full assistantship. While non-resident students are not required to pay out-of-state tuition, all recipients must pay the regular Kentucky resident and incidental fees as the GA award does not cover these expenses. For more detailed information, visit the Graduate Programs Web site at www.moreheadstate.edu/graduate. You can also reach the Graduate Office by phone at (606) 783-2039.
Qualified students are eligible to receive a graduate assistantship for two years. Failure to maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA will result in the loss of the Graduate Assistantship position and benefits associated with the award.
- Departments planning to use graduate assistants should identify a member of the graduate faculty to coordinate the activities of the graduate assistant(s).
- The faculty member should furnish each graduate assistant with a job description which outlines his/her duties. The graduate assistant must agree to these duties and sign an acceptance form.
- Unless exempted by SACS standards, a graduate assistant, who has teaching responsibilities, must have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in his/her teaching field and must be supervised by a graduate faculty member with teaching experience in the same field. The graduate assistant's supervision on the part of the faculty member must include in-service training and evaluation.
- Any grievance must be routed through the supervising faculty, department chair, or director and the Graduate Dean.
A student for whom English is a second language may be employed as a graduate assistant only when a test of spoken English or other reliable evidence of the applicant's proficiency in oral communication and speech indicates that his/her appointment is appropriate.
Basic Procedures for Graduate Assistant Awards
For information pertaining to Graduate Assistantships refer to the following link http://www.moreheadstate.edu/graduate/.
The Science Endowment Fellowships
This endowment is available as a supplement to a graduate assistantship for an African-American student in the biological sciences. You must be unconditionally admitted to a graduate degree program, enroll as a full-time student in 600 level courses, and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. With the supplemental money, the GA stipend will be $12,500 per academic year. Graduate Assistant applications are available in the Office of Graduate Programs, Ginger Hall 701. Further information is available from the Biological & Environmental Sciences Chair, (606) 783-2944 or Geoff Gearner, Biology Graduate Coordinator, (606) 783-2803 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Awards will be made on a first come basis with a preferred deadline of April 1.
Major James Scott DeHart Graduate Fellowship
The applicant must be from Rowan County (high school graduate, native, current resident). If there is not an eligible student from Rowan County preference will be given to a student from one of the counties contiguous to Rowan.
The fellowship is available for one year. The recipient shall be eligible for renewal one additional year if satisfactory academic progress is maintained. The student must reapply. Students must be enrolled in a graduate degree program. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA and shall be terminated automatically at the end of the semester if the GPA is not met. The fellowship will rotate biannually among MSU's four colleges beginning with the College of Science & Technology. If there is not a qualified student from the current college then the fellowship will rotate to the next college. The recipient is to be selected by the MSU Graduate Committee. The application is available in the Office of Graduate Programs or on the Internet at www.moreheadstate.edu/graduate. The deadline for admission and application completion is April 1.