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Assistantships carry a compensatory stipend for services rendered, including activities that are relevant to each student’s own program of study, and contribute to ASU’s teaching and research effort. Graduate assistantships for doctoral students include a $16,000 stipend for the academic year. These packages may also include a tuition waiver and health insurance. Assistants must be enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours each semester (audit hours do not count towards the six-hour minimum). Students must indicate their interest in the supplemental application (submitted with the online admissions application). An additional application form is not necessary.
Teaching Assistants (T.A.) have primary responsibility in an instructional capacity. Services provided by a graduate teaching assistant may include lecturing, leading discussion groups, serving as assistants to laboratory classes, and grading tests and papers.
Research Assistants (R.A.) are selected for excellence in scholarship and promise as researchers. They perform part-time research as a portion of their training under the direct supervision of regular faculty members.
Arizona State University is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), which sets an April 15th deadline for acceptance of financial support (such as graduate scholarships, fellowships or assistantships).