Assistantships are available as the primary way students fund their graduate education.
The responsibilities of the three types of graduate assistantships differ:
- Teaching Assistant (TA): Provides teaching support for classes within the Department of Kinesiology and works under the supervision of one or more faculty members.
- Research Assistant (RA): Provides research support for a laboratory within the Department of Kinesiology and works under the supervision of one of more faculty members.
- Graduate Assistant (GA): Provides support for a service area within ISU. Examples of GAs include working for the Exercise Clinic or Recreational Services.
An assistantship provides a monthly stipend and includes a scholarship that covers half of in-state tuition for M.S. students and full tuition for Ph.D. students. A graduate student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to hold an assistantship and to receive a tuition scholarship. A full assistantship is roughly equivalent to 20 hours of work per week.
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