Graduate Assistantships

Graduate School GAs, Amy Cox and Brittany Stokes

Above: former Graduate School GAs, Amy Cox and Brittany Stokes.

UNCP offers a number of graduate assistantships to qualified graduate students. Graduate Assistants (GAs) work 20 hours a week during the academic semester.  GAs must:

  • be formally accepted into a master’s program;
  • carry a minimum of nine (9) graduate credit hours per semester or three hours during each summer term in which they are employed. GAs in their final semester may request to take a reduced course load of six (6) semester hours;
  • have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (continuing students);
  • not be otherwise employed at UNCP without permission;
  • submit all of the required employment paperwork by the specified due dates; and
  • be professional in their GAship.

Graduate Assistantship (GA) appointments:

  • may or may not be renewed;
  • may be terminated if GA is unprofessional or duties are not being satisfactorily performed;
  • typically begin with the first day of classes and end the last day of classes; and
  • generally are not available during the summer months.



For 2020-21, the remuneration for Graduate School-awarded GAs will be $9000 a year or $4500 a semester. In addition, The Graduate School provides tuition awards typically of around $600/semester for in-state GAs, and five out-of-state/international tuition awards of $4500 a semester, $9000 a year. Number of available GA positions is limited and these positions are generally distributed at the discretion of the hiring program director. 


To apply/search for positions:

  • Tell your Program Director of your interest in a graduate assistantship and see if s/he has a position available.
  • Go to the Career Center Brave Opportunities login page. Search and apply for available positions.

Contact the Career Center (910-521-6270) for assistance.

Graduate students may also apply for student worker, non-Graduate Assistant, positions for which they are eligible.


Read the Graduate Assistant Hiring Process below and general directions for Supervisors and G.A.'s.


*Contact Dr. Kirill Bumin ( for additional information.