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Open Graduate Assistantships for Spring 2024

ULM Office of Institutional Effectiveness | Assessment and Evaluation Graduate Research Assistant
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant to assist the Assistant Director of Assessment and Evaluation in reviewing, editing, and writing assessment documents; creating and revising training resources; researching policies; planning and scheduling meetings and trainings; and assisting in administrative work. This individual will also assist with accreditation research and editing. Applicants must possess proficient writing, editing, and research skills and be able to work individually and collaboratively on projects. GA Application and 3 letter of recommendation forms should be sent to Chloë Beaver at 

ULM Athletics |Ticket Office 
The ULM Ticket Office is looking for two Graduate Assistants to assist with Game Day duties such as assisting with ticket sales, ushering premium areas, set-up and take down of certain areas, helping settle customer concerns, and supporting with other tasks assigned by the Director of Ticket Operations. Additionally, the Graduate Assistants will aid in office management responsibilities such as answering the phone, will call management, and assisting fans through their purchasing experience. 

Candidates should be comfortable with large crowds and be able to communicate effectively to provide high quality service to ULM Fans.  Applications should be sent to the Director of Ticket Operations, Molly McCullar at

ULM Internal Audit | Graduate Research Assistant
A graduate
assistant will assist in the performance of financial, internal control, compliance, and information systems/information technology (IS/IT) audits of university processes to ensure the proper accountability of public funds and adequacy of internal controls. Please send an application and 3 letter of recommendation forms to Fernando Cordova at

ULM Professional Learning Center | Administrative Graduate Assistant
Primary job duties and responsibilities of the graduate assistant are as follows:

Please send an application and 3 letter of recommendation forms to Dr. Allison Bailey at

ULM Athletics | Indoor Women's Volleyball
Under the direct supervision of the Head Coach, the Indoor Women's Volleyball GA works to assist, oversee, instruct, and implement the strategies, goals, and philosophy of ULM Athletics. This person will assist the Head Coach with all aspects of recruitment, practice planning, and preparation for athletic competition. This role will also assist with travel coordination and scheduling. As a representative of the university, the Indoor Women's Volleyball GA will act in a manner that supports and encourages both the University and athletic department mission statements. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Matt Kearns, Indoor Women's Volleyball Head Coach Applications are accepted until this position is filled.

Application Materials (application and 3 letters of recommendation) should be submitted directly to the hiring supervisor listed in the job posting.

Do not send your application materials to the ULM Graduate School.

University of Louisiana Monroe is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Graduate Assistant Application Form
GA Recommendation Letter/Form


Graduate Assistantship 
Frequently Asked Questions

Refer to the ULM Graduate Catalog for more information about Graduate Assistantship requirements.



To be eligible for a graduate assistantship, applicants must be regularly admitted to a degree program. Students who are conditionally admitted are not eligible for assistantships unless their deficiencies are undergraduate prerequisites. Provisionally admitted and non-degree students are not eligible to apply for assistantships.

Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.  Applicants with previous graduate coursework must have a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Appointment Process

Students interested in applying for a graduate assistantship must submit an application form and three letters of recommendation to the department or program in which an assistantship is desired. Applications should not be made to the Graduate School.  Application review and interviews are completed by the hiring program/department.
Once a candidate is selected, a Graduate Assistant Request will be submitted to the director of the Graduate School for final approval. Once approval is granted by the Graduate School, an acceptance letter must be signed by the candidate. This letter outlines the responsibilities, type of assistantship, and compensation offered through the assistantship and must be returned to the Graduate School before the candidate begins work or any tuition waivers are applied. Some departments have specific requirements for their graduate assistants beyond the Graduate School minimums; each applicant should inquire with the hiring supervisor regarding additional requirements. Note: although the Graduate Assistant Application is often submitted with regular admissions materials, this is not a guarantee that an assistantship will be awarded. The graduate assistant appointment process is completely separate from the ULM Graduate School application process.

Graduate assistants will not be appointed after the 14th day of class for regular semesters; and the 7th day of class for Summer term(s). 


Reappointment is contingent upon two criteria: the graduate assistant making satisfactory academic progress, and satisfactory completion of work duties. Graduate assistants are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and above, and must not earn more than one grade of C in their graduate coursework.

Required Course Load

Graduate assistants are expected to earn no fewer than nine semester hours of credit toward their graduate degree (12 hours for students in pharmacy) during a regular semester, at least six of which must be at the graduate level. 

During each summer term, May and winter intersessions, three semester hours of credit are required per term or per intersession.  Appropriate courses include:

1) Those which are required for the student’s graduate degree;
2) Those which have been identified as deficiencies/prerequisites and are included on the graduate student’s approved degree plan.

Work Load

All graduate assistant appointments include 20 hours of work per week under the direction of the student’s supervisor. Graduate assistants are not permitted to hold any other on-campus employment or second graduate assistantship.

During published student breaks, graduate assistants may not be asked to work. For unexpected University closures, graduate assistants will not be expected to make up time missed.


University graduate assistantships feature a base compensation package that includes a full tuition waiver and out-of-state fee waiver. Students are also awarded a base stipend of at least $3,000 per regular term, $1000 per summer term and a minimum of $800 for intersessions .

Graduate assistants are required to pay all student assessed fees including general fees, activity fees, ID validation fees, technology fees, vehicle registration fees, international student service fees, and insurance fees.

Graduate Assistant Orientation

All graduate assistants must complete the Graduate Assistant Orientation.  Orientation is made available to graduate assistants and is completed in an online format.


ULM Graduate School
Sandel Hall Room 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036