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Graduate Assistantships

West Virginia University awards approximately 1,700 graduate assistantships annually to incoming and continuing graduate students. These graduate assistantships are supported by state appropriations, federal funds, private grants and contracts. Information about available graduate assistantships is available from students’ programs, assistantship supervisors, the Student Employment Office and other sources.

Regular graduate assistants work an average of 20 hours per week and partial graduate assistants work an average of 10 hours per week as teaching, research, or service assistants. All graduate assistants must be accepted into a graduate degree program and are required to be enrolled full-time while employed during the fall and spring terms (9 credits or more). For additional information on Graduate Assistantships visit the Graduate Education and Life website. 

To locate and apply for Graduate Assistantships at WVU log into MountaineerTRAK and search for Graduate Assistantships. For more information on How to Apply.

For departments seeking to hire a Graduate Assistant please submit your job description at