Each year Wichita State University appoints a significant number of assistantships to graduate students in degree programs. Assistantships are offered in most academic departments offering graduate degrees and many administrative departments on campus. 

At Wichita State University, assistantship appointments are made on a semester-by-semester basis. The actual dollar value of an assistantship varies according to the length of the appointment, the number of hours worked per week and the funding base within each department. Recipients of a full-time graduate assistantship may not work more than a total of 20 hours per week. Some exceptions may be made to this limit for students who are not on a student visa. Additional information may be found in the University Assistantship Policies.


To be eligible for an assistantship, students must be admitted to a degree program in either full or conditional standing. Students admitted on probation or placed on academic probation following admission may be eligible for assistantship awards under certain circumstances.