Western Kentucky University awards assistantships to select graduate students in the graduate program. Educational goals at WKU are met in at least two important ways by the Graduate Assistantship program. Graduate assistantship stipends serve as the primary means of support for many graduate students enabling them to pursue higher degrees and grow professionally through the development and application of discipline-based knowledge. At the same time, the University gains the benefit of assistant-provided, high quality services at reasonable cost. Thus, the graduate assistantship program is mutually beneficial to both the student and the University.
Graduate students who are non-degree seeking students and/or enrolled as part-time students are not eligible for graduate assistantship appointments.
These Graduate Assistantship Details are applicable ONLY to students who are applying for an assistantship for the spring or summer 2013 semesters.
These Graduate Assistantship Details are applicable ONLY to students who are applying for Fall 2013 or later.
There are additional language requirements and tax implications for international students participating in the program. Please read this section carefully if you are an international student interested in becoming a graduate assistant at WKU.
WKU offers an excellent subsidized health insurance plan which graduate assistants may opt-in to at minimal cost.
WKU offers opportunities for graduate assistants to teach selected undergraduate courses. See your department or academic advisor for availability.
Here you will find a listing of known, available graduate assistantships.