Graduate Academic and Student Affairs

Graduate Administrative, Research, and Teaching Assitantships

Graduate Student Assistantships (RA, TA, and Administrative Externships) allow students to gain practical and academic learning experience while providing financial assistance to complete their programs. Available appointments vary by each department and program, but generally assistantships require 20-hours per week commitment and receive tuition remission, health insurance and a stipend.

Preparing Your Application

When to Apply: Applications from continuing students for graduate assistant positions are due by March 15th for the upcoming academic year. You must already be accepted to a full-time graduate program at Temple University.

Applicants for the upcoming academic year should indicate their interest once they have been admitted to a degree program.

Qualifications: To be considered, an applicant must be a matriculated full-time student and maintain a GPA of 3.5. International students who wish to be considered for a Teaching Externship must meet the above requirements as well as take and pass the Test of Spoken English (former Speak Test).

Required Documents: To apply for assistantships, you must upload a current resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Please prepare your resume before beginning your application. For assistance with resume writing, visit the Temple University Writing Center.

How to Apply: Complete the Assistantship Application online.

If you have questions about the process or the applications please contact

Graduate Programs Office
College of Education, Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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