Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497
Office of Graduate Admissions
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to selected qualified incoming graduate students. Assistantships are competitive, and students should apply as early as possible in the semester prior to enrolling in their program. Compensation includes tuition remission for up to nine credits per semester and a modest stipend for a maximum of four semesters (up to a maximum of 36 graduate credits).
Assistantship applications received by March 1 will be given priority consideration for the following fall semester. October 1 is the deadline for students beginning in the spring semester.
To be considered for a graduate assistantship, the following minimum criteria must be met:
- Acceptance to a graduate program.
- Enrollment as a full-time student (nine graduate credit hours each fall and spring term totaling 18 credit hours) while holding the assistantship.
- Minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25.
- Minimum standardized test scores as follows: GMAT 500 or GRE 1070 & 4.0 (analytical score). Should your academic program not require submission of a standardized test for admission, you will not be required to submit standardized test scores as part of your graduate assistantship application.
- Two professional letters of reference.
- Must require no more than five foundation courses.
- Additional criteria, such as computer skills, research experience or other skills may be established for specific assistantships by the individual departments.
The following application materials must be submitted:
- Graduate Assistantship Application
- Two letters of recommendation
- Resume and/or personal statement
- Copy of standardized test scores (if required by academic program)
Compensation is for one academic year (fall and spring semesters):
- Tuition remission for nine graduate credits each fall and spring semester
- A modest stipend
Note: Assistantships will be renewed (for a maximum total of two years) on an annual basis based on school/department needs and satisfactory performance. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 while holding an assistantship position.