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A graduate assistant is a graduate student who has been admitted to one of Metropolitan State University's graduate programs, and who is making satisfactory academic progress, and who has been hired to assist in teaching, research, administration or other professional activities which are related to or part of the student's graduate experience.

Graduate students may qualify for graduate assistantships based on a full-time or half-time enrollment. Full time means students are enrolled in a minimum of eight (8) graduate credits per semester and two (2) graduate credits during the summer term. Note: Under certain circumstances the Director of International Student Services may make exceptions.

A half-time graduate student must be enrolled in at least four (4) graduate credits per semester and two graduate credits during the summer in order to be considered for an assistantship. The maximum credit load for all graduate student assistants is 12 credits per semester during the academic year.

To get more information, contact either Gloria Eyer at 612-659-7258 or Gloria.Eyer@metrostate.edu.



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