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**We are no longer accepting any student applications for AY2015-2016. All positions have been filled. We will post new Graduate Assistantships for AY2016-2017 in January 2016. Please check back with us then or contact Patty Ames at pames@framingham.edu for any questions you have regarding this program.**


A limited number of graduate assistantships are available for interested and qualified students each academic year.

The Graduate Assistantship requires 15 hours of work per week during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. In return, students receive tuition and fee vouchers for two Continuing Education Graduate Classes (held during the evening, Saturdays, or online) per semester and a $2,500 stipend per semester (see Award info below for further clarification). Graduate assistants will work on specific projects for faculty, administrators or staff from across the campus; awards may be given outside the applicant’s academic discipline. The assistantship is designed to last the entire academic year (fall and spring semester) pending a mid-year review by the sponsor. There will also be a year-end evaluation.


Academic/University Departments Offering Graduate Assistantships for AY2015-2016 (click on link to review position/scope of work):


1. Counseling Psychology
2. Education
3. English
4. Graduate Admissions
5. Human Resources (SHAPE, Title IX)

Application Process

Students who wish to apply for an assistantship must submit a:

  • Completed Graduate Assistantship application
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent*


*Your letter of intent should include your professional qualifications, reasons for applying, and your expectations of that experience.

Please submit all materials (either hard copy or electronically) to Patty Ames at her contact information below.

Graduate Assistantship Applicant Requirements

  • Full admittance into a master’s degree program at Framingham State University (required)
  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field (required)
  • Minimum 3.0 graduate GPA (required)
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA (preferred)
  • Students may not have more than one graduate assistantship position at a time


Award Information

Graduate assistants are awarded two tuition vouchers per semester (fall and spring) when classes are in session (excluding summer and winter sessions) for Continuing Education Graduate Classes (held during the evening, Saturdays, or online). Course vouchers are not transferable and cannot be applied to practicum, internships or directed/independent studies. Tuition remission is considered a financial resource in any financial aid award.

A stipend of $2,500 is received at the end of each semester pending review from your assistantship sponsor.

Note: Students will be asked to fill out a CORI/SORI form if selected for an assistantship.

Contact Us

For questions regarding this program or the application process, please contact:

Ms. Patty Ames
Office of Graduate Studies
Framingham State University
100 State Street
PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
Phone:  508-626-4963
Fax: 508-626-4013
E-mail: pames@framingham.edu

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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