Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis to students in the Environmental Science and Policy program. Students receiving assistantships are expected to devote approximately 20 hours per week performing assigned duties. Typical duties are serving as a classroom assistant in a laboratory or discussion section, assisting in a center or institute, or serving as a research assistant. The stipend for an assistantship in 2009-10 was $11,255. The exact stipend amount for the 2010-11 academic year will be determined when pay packages are finalized by the Wisconsin State Legislature. This typically occurs during the summer months.

To be eligible for graduate assistantships students must:

  • be fully admitted to the M.S. degree program;
  • be enrolled for a minimum of six credits of course work each semester and no fewer than 15 credits during the entire academic year;
  • maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average for graduate courses.

Applications for graduate assistantships should be filed as early as possible but no later than March 1 for the following September. Applications received after this date or at other times of the year will be considered for unfilled assistantships or assistantships funded from grant monies. Persons who wish information on availability of assistantships should inquire at the Office of Graduate Studies. Application forms can be requested from the Office of Graduate Studies and also are available online at www.uwgb.edu/graduate/. Completed forms should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Studies, WH 303, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay, WI 54311-7001.