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Graduate Research Assistantship Positions are Open Now - Apply before November 14, 2011

Masters of American Studies (MAST) Program
Graduate Research Assistantships
Student Application Process Overview

A Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) is a learning opportunity for MAST students, which support professionalism in the context of the program, while also providing financial support. An overview of the experience follows:

1. A GRA student commits to work thirteen (13) hours per week in the funded semester.

2. Each GRAship comes with a stipend of $2,000 for the term, plus tuition remission (i.e. free tuition for the semester).

3. GRA students are not Teaching Assistants (TA’s). In the future, the MAST program aims to develop a TA initiative, but do not have a current structure in place to support that program.

For specific information on policies and procedures, please go to the Graduate Program website:

Student Projects Application Timeline Students will review the GRA Projects available on the Human Resources website and apply by choosing the appropriate ones. All projects will be available for viewing on the Human Resources website ( GRA Eligibility:

1. Completion of all requirements for an undergraduate degree.

2. Applied for and been fully accepted to a graduate degree program of study.

3. Maintained a 3.0 grade point average in any previous graduate coursework.

GRA Application Checklist:

1. Write an application letter stating what skills make you uniquely qualified for this particular GRA position.

2. Complete the online application form found at (, print out and include with your application letter.

3. KSU requires all GRAs to have current health insurance. Students are billed for a mandatory health insurance fee at the time of registration. A waiver is found here:

4. Pay the special tuition rate of $25 per semester, as well as all student fees, and the cost of mandatory health insurance. Register for at least six credit hours.

5. After you have been accepted as a GRA, and you’ve received the approval form signed by the Graduate Dean, contact Human Resources (770-423-6030 or email to identify yourself as a GRA for the upcoming semester to complete the hiring process. Note: You will not be paid until completed with HR. 6.

After you have been hired as a GRA, complete and sign the GRA contract, plus obtain your faculty advisor’s signature on the GRA Duties and Responsibilities Contract, sign and submit, along with a complete project description.

These documents, with all signatures, must be delivered by November 14, 2011 to Cherie Miller, MAST Program Office, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road #2208, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Posted: November 9, 2011

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