Graduate Assistantships

Assistantship Options

Ithaca College is fortunate to offer graduate assistantships to qualified, matriculated students on a competitive basis. Only those students who register for nine or more graduate credit hours per semester are eligible to apply. Graduate assistantships consist of up to 24 credits of tuition scholarship and an additional work stipend. Graduate assistants may be assigned any or all of the following responsibilities:

Instructional Assistant

Graduate students do not teach courses; however, some direct labs are assigned to graduate assistants to help faculty in class-related activities, such as record keeping, proctoring exams, assisting in small-group projects, assisting with computer-based assignments, and holding office hours to help students with assignments. These students are selected on the basis of their academic preparation in specific courses.

Technology Lab Assistant

Graduate students may be assigned to work as lab assistants in our technology lab where, after attending a training session, they assist other students with technology-based assignments during lab hours. These students are selected on the basis of their knowledge both of technology and the function of the lab.

Research Assistant

Graduate students may be assigned to assist a faculty member in conducting research, normally involving library and/or computer work. These students are selected on the basis of their academic preparation and, as closely as possible, on the basis of their own interests.

Administrative Assistant

Graduate students may be assigned to assist a faculty member in coordinating and administering program activities, such as undergraduate and graduate recruitment, office management, and general clerical activities. These students are selected on the basis of their background and interest related to the particular program tasks.