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Graduate Assistantships

Earn & Learn

Gain practical experience while you receive financial support.

Graduate assistantships empower you to achieve academic and professional success. You'll build relationships with faculty and peers, gain experience and deepen your knowledge.

Applications for the 2024-25 academic year are now open! 

Complete your application by December 31, 2024. Most hiring decisions are made between April and July of each year, however positions may continue to open through January 2025.

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Graduate Assistantships

"Graduate Assistant" is a formal title, defined in the University of Wisconsin System as a graduate student employed by and assigned responsibilities in an instructional department. At UW-Green Bay, Graduate Assistants can also have a working title of Research Assistant or Teaching Assistant.

2024-25 Compensation (please note that contracts may vary depending on the funding source of the position). At minimum: 

  • 2024 Benefits Summary 

  • A full academic year, 9-month salary at 20 hours per week is $13,189, including fringe benefits. The salary is prorated to reflect actual dates of employment 

  • Out-of-state tuition remission for the Non-resident and Midwest Exchange portion of a student’s tuition 

Special Note: Graduate students can be employed as Student Assistants or Project Appointments – hourly employees – but hourly employees are not GA’s, even though graduate students are hired into them. Hourly employees do not qualify for the above compensation and benefits. 

UW-Green Bay faculty and staff interested in hiring a Graduate Assistant should complete a Graduate Assistantship Proposal Form and email it to 

Application Process

  1. Complete a Graduate Assistantship Application
  2. Attach a Letter of Intent
  3. Attach Letters of Recommendation or provide the contact information for three references
  4. Graduate Studies will include a copy of your transcripts for your application automatically.


GA positions are competitive and contingent on funding. Please note that financial need is not a consideration in the hiring process. Eligibility includes the following minimum requirements: 

  • Admitted in full academic standing to a UW-Green Bay graduate degree program 

  • Enrolled in a minimum of six credits each semester of employment, and no fewer than 15 credits each academic year 

  • Special exceptions may be made for doctorate and part-time MSW students 

  • Maintain a 3.0 grade point average in their graduate degree courses 

  • Employment may be contingent upon successfully completing a criminal background check. In this case, a GA may not begin working until the background check is complete. This check is paid for by the University, and in compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. 

Marci Hoffman, Graduate Programs Manager

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