Graduate Assistantships


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The insurance site will open for online waiver or enrollment on August 1, 2017.  All international students that waived for the fall will need to waive again for the spring term (International students should confirm the process with International Student & Scholar Services).  NOTE: This site closes September 15, 2017.

Students wishing to apply for graduate assistantships must correspond directly with the department offering the assistantship. Students are free to apply for assistantships in any department, not only in the department to which they are admitted. The Graduate School does not maintain a list of available assistantships. 

Graduate Assistantship FAQs:

All Graduate Assistantship offers of employment with The University of Southern Mississippi are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.  An individual may not begin with the University until the background check has been completed and they have been cleared to work.  The Background Check forms can be completed by clicking here.

All full-time GAs will receive a tuition waiver equal to 100% of the assessed in-state and out-of-state (if needed) tuition fees. All part-time GA's will receive a tuition waiver equal to 50% of the assessed in-state and out-of-state (if needed) tuition fees. Tuition waivers do not cover course fees, student activity fees, international programming fees, textbook fees, capital improvement fees, or any other type of fees. Tuition waivers will be prorated if the assistantship is terminated.

Students conditionally admitted into a graduate program are ineligible to hold an assistantship until they have achieved a regular admit status.

Graduate Assistants are restricted to 20 work hours per week.


Departmental Completion Forms: