Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship (GA-ship) positions are available in various departments and units across the Delta State campus each year.  These opportunities provide students an excellent chance to gain experience in their chosen field while continuing their graduate education.  Assistantships provide a tuition stipend in exchange for a commitment to work 15-27.5 hours per week (depending on position) for the University.  With around 70 slots funded each year, GA-ships are extremely competitive.  Students in online programs are eligible, but GA work must be completed on campus and in Cleveland.

We recommend interested applicants contact Delta State Graduate and Continuing Studies ( as soon as possible if they are interested in being considered for a GA position.  Please include a short statement of purpose and professional resume in your communication.  Note that applicants typically undergo a brief interview as part of the selection process.

Statesmen Connect, an online portal managed by the Office of Career Services, is also used by some departments to post available Graduate Assistantship positions. Select the button below to register an account, or login to Statesmen Connect.  Be sure to search for GA-ship position titles containing “GA,” “Graduate Assistantship,” or “GA-ship.”

Search GA Positions

Once a graduate student is selected for a GA position with a University department, a Graduate Assistantship packet must be completed by both parties.  The completed contract is due to Graduate Studies ( prior to the start of the semester.  The packet includes tax documents and online training certifications, as required by Human Resources.  International students are eligible for GA positions as long as they can provide a Social Security card and F1 documentation.

GA Contract 2021-22

Graduate Assistants are required to complete monthly timesheets.  All timesheets must be signed by the student and the supervisor, and are due to Cayce Friesenhahn ( no later than the fifth working day of each month.

GA-ship Timesheet     GA-ship Evaluation

Contact Us

Graduate & Continuing Studies
Kent Wyatt Hall 239
Cleveland, MS 38733

p: 662-846-4700
f: 662-846-4313


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