Graduate Research Assistantship Information

Graduate applicants apply for Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) at the same time they apply for admission. It is also possible for continuing students to apply for a GRA in a subsequent semester. To be hired as a GRA, you must be full-time (enrolled for at least 9 credit hours during fall and spring semesters).

PROCEDURES:

Current Economics Department Masters Students:

  1. Available GRA opportunities are emailed to all accepted and enrolled MA Economics students.
  2. In response to announced opportunities students will submit a resume and other information for consideration per email instructions.
  3. Students will be notified when they are awarded a position.

Current Public Management and Policy (PMAP) Masters Students:

  1. Fill out the PMAP GRA Application Form.
  2. An automated confirmation will be sent to you, but you will be notified only if a position becomes available.

Masters Program Applicants:

  1. Answer “Yes” to the GRA question located on the Online Admissions Application and submit a completed application by the deadline*:
    • February 15 is the Fall Semester priority deadline for those requesting a GRA.
    • October 1 is the Spring Semester deadline.
  2. Applicants will be notified of GRA awards by the department as soon as possible after the admission decision is made.

*All application materials must be received by the deadline for GRA consideration.

Doctoral Program Applicants:

  1. Answer “Yes” to the GRA question located on the Online Admissions Application and submit a completed application by the deadline*.
  2. Applicants will be notified of GRA awards by the department as soon as possible after the admission decision is made.

*All application materials must be received by the deadline for GRA consideration