Ohio University

Graduate Assistantships

Policy for Awarding Associateships (With Tuition Scholarships) To Graduate Students

Eligibility

Applications for associateships will be accepted from prospective graduate students who are applying for admission to a program in the Department of Educational Studies OR graduate students currently enrolled in such a program. A student who has already received two years of support as a graduate associate in the Department of Educational Studies is ineligible to apply for additional support.

Priorities

In selecting graduate associates the Department will show preference for: (1) students whose skills match needs for particular sorts of work within the Department, (2) doctoral students, and (3) students with excellent records of academic performance.

Application Deadline

Applications are due on or before March 15 [PDF] of the year prior to the one for which support is being sought.

Counselor education students may apply for a Graduate Appointment (GA) in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education. Applications [PDF] received by January 15th receive priority and reviewed following admissions decisions.

Graduate Assistantship and Teaching Assistantship Criteria

Graduate assistantships in Recreation & Sport Pedagogy (RSP) are based on the student's ability to best assist the department in accomplishing its academic mission. The graduate assistant (GA) student positions in the Department of Recreation & Sport Pedagogy (RSP) are graduate assistants. In return for a stipend and a full tuition wavier for the academic year, 15-20 hours per week is required, including office hours. Term of appointment is September through June.

Contact Dr. Bruce Martin, Department Chair, at martinc2@ohio.edu.

All graduate assistants are required to maintain current American Red Cross certification in both CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Standard First Aid and Safety. If certification expires prior to the end of the academic year, students must either make arrangements for recertification prior to the expiration date, or participate in the certification sessions scheduled during the second week of Fall classes. Any employee who has a potential to come in contact with blood will be required to attend Blood Borne Pathogens Training.

Prior to being considered for any graduate assistant position, a student must meet the admission criteria and be accepted into graduate school at Ohio University. The student must also maintain the academic standards of the department in which they are enrolled.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (gta) include:

Please submit all application materials in PDF Form to Cheri Landrum, landruc1@ohio.edu.

There are also Graduate Assistantships in:

In addition to graduate assistantships, the Department receives a limited number of Graduate Recruitment Scholarships (GRS).

Thank you for your interest in our Department's graduate programs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Recreation & Sport Pedagogy (RSP) at rsp@ohio.edu or call: 740-593-4656.

Annual Policy for Awarding Graduate Assistantships/ Graduate Research Scholarships

Prospective students applying for admission or students currently enrolled in the Department of Teacher Education requesting financial assistance must complete a Department of Teacher Education financial aid application.

The financial aid application must be returned to the Department of Teacher Education, Room 309CC McCracken Hall or via email to merrimak@ohio.edu. The application will be reviewed using the criteria described below for master’s and doctoral students.

Based on evidence of satisfactory progress, priority for awarding financial aid will be given to second and third year doctoral students who have already been awarded aid the previous year.

It will be the responsibility of the individual graduate student to reapply, as appropriate, by the financial aid application deadline date. Application should be submitted by March 1 of the preceding academic year.

Criteria for Awarding of Graduate Assistantships/Graduate Research Scholarships To Doctoral Students

  1. Graduate assistantship support for doctoral students ordinarily will be limited to 6 semesters. This will qualify the student for a maximum of 3 summer semesters of fee waivers in addition to the 6 semesters of assistance. Financial support is subject to satisfactory progress in the degree program.
  1. Financial aid will be awarded to the best qualified applicants based upon the following criteria:
    1. A high grade point average in the master’s degree (3.40 or better) program.
    2. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) verbal and quantitative scores – minimum 300
    3. Appropriateness of prior experiences and completed degree programs in providing adequate preparation for the graduate program of study.
    4. Description of the type and length of professional service, professional activities, research, writing, participation in professional organizations, or special projects.
  2. In instances where non-Department of Teacher Education funds (such as specific grants and projects) are unutilized, special and/or additional criteria may be employed for a graduate appointment.
  3. Any application for a graduate assistantship that requires deviation from the above criteria will be considered on an individual basis.

Criteria for Awarding of Graduate Assistantships/Graduate Research Scholarships To Master’s Students

  1. Graduate assistantship support for master’s degree students will be limited to 2 semesters. With 1 or 2 summer semesters of fee waivers this provides to the student 3 or 4 semesters of support.
  1. Financial aid will be awarded to the best qualified applicants based upon the following criteria:
    1. High cumulative grade point average in the undergraduate program. Priority to grade point average of 3.00 and above.
    2. Appropriateness of prior experience and completed undergraduate programs of study in providing adequate preparation for the graduate program of study.
    3. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) verbal and quantitative scores – minimum 290
    4. Description of the type and length of professional service, professional activities, research, writing, participation in professional organizations, or special projects.
  1. Financial assistance in the form of Ohio University assistantships are not ordinarily awarded to first year international students in the Department of Teacher Education.

Please complete an application [PDF] and return it to: Kellie Merriman

Below is a list of offices that frequently offer graduate assistantships. For more information on currently available assistantships, please refer to the Graduate assistanship positions.

Ohio University:

  • Academic Advancement Center
  • Allen Student Advising Center
  • Baker University Center
  • Career and Leadership Development Center
  • Campus Involvement Center
  • Center for Higher Education, The Patton College of Education
  • Community Standards and Student Responsibility
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Office of Global Opportunities
  • Events Services
  • International Student and Faculty Services
  • LGBT Center
  • Learning Community Programs
  • Multicultural Programs
  • Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Vice President of Student Affairs