Kennesaw’s Graduate College and the Program in American Studies offer funding to qualified students in the form of Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) on a competitive basis. These assistantships are learning opportunities for graduate students. They support professionalism in the context of the program while also providing financial support.

There are two types of assistantships. Graduate Research Assistantships are a research or project assignment that is relevant and adds value to the student’s major field of study, area of interest, or expertise. Graduate Teaching Assistantships may be as assistant positions working with full-time teaching faculty, or for second year students with at least 18 hours of graduate credit in American Studies, positions working as instructors-of-record in General Education classes.

GRA/GTA appointments are awarded for either one or two semesters to qualified full-time students. GTA/GTAs will work with the assigned Graduate Faculty Project Supervisor for 10-20 hours per week and must register for a minimum of six hours of graduate-level credit each semester. A GRA/GTA may not be employed in any other position on the KSU campus nor can they hold more than one GRA/GTA position in one semester.

For details on stipends, tuition waivers, and other information about Kennesaw’s Graduate Assistant hiring policies, see the Graduate College website.

Students may apply to the GRA/GTA program only after they have been accepted into the Graduate Program in American Studies. These positions are found on the graduate college GRA job board

Students who have been accepted into the Graduate Program in American Studies will receive additional information from the Program Director with instructions and deadlines for application.