Graduate assistantships are available for interested and qualified students each academic year.
The application deadline is March 1. Applications will still be accepted after March 1, and
these students will be placed on a waiting list to be considered for any graduate assistantship
positions that may become available.
Graduate Assistantship Eligibility Requirements
Before submitting an application, please review the requirements below to ensure that
you are eligible for a graduate assistantship. The School of Graduate Studies will
verify your eligibility. Current Salem State University employees should inquire
- Full admittance into a master’s degree program at Salem State University (required)
- Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field (required)
- Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA (preferred)
- If required for admissions, satisfactory scores on standardized tests (preferred)
- Enrollment in at least six credits each semester (required)
- The assistantship may be renewable. Renewal applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA.
Graduate assistants are awarded tuition remission for fall and spring semesters when classes
are in session (excluding summer and winter sessions), except for consortia, directed studies
and theses courses. Tuition remission is considered a financial resource in any financial
In addition, each full-time assistantship carries payment for work performed. The hourly
rate of pay is $12, based upon a 10-hour work week while classes are in session.
Payment is bi-weekly.
Please download the graduate assistantship 2013-2014 student application form here.
Categories of Assistantships
Graduate Program Assistantship
Graduate Program Assistantships are intended to encourage and assist superior students
in pursuing their course of graduate study, to provide students with professional
development opportunities, and to provide support for university projects.
Please see the graduate assistantship application for more details
Graduate Research Assistantship
Graduate Research Assistantships are designed to link a graduate student with a faculty
member on a meaningful research project. During the assistantship period, the graduate
research assistant will work directly with a faculty member on a project, which may lead
to a presentation at a conference, a joint publication, or other significant professional
activity. Please see the graduate assistantship application for more details.
School of Graduate Studies
Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970