Graduate Assistant Requirements

  • Applicants must have a completed bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants must apply to a MSU graduate program and complete all requirements for admission. MSU accepts online graduate school applications at
  • Applications for Graduate Assistant positions and for admission to graduate school are separate, however, applications should be submitted at the same time. Applicants are advised to check their graduate program for important deadlines.
  • Typically, offers for Graduate Assistant positions are conditional and made prior to acceptance into a graduate program.
  • Graduate Assistants must maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout their appointment.
  • All Graduate Assistants are responsible for the balance of their tuition and fees after all compensation and benefits are applied. For more information, visit the MSU Controller's web site.

NOTE: Some programs charge an additional fee that they add into the base MSU tuition rate. This fee is not covered by the assistantship.