Graduate Assistantships

Blending academics and experience

Graduate assistantships are offered in both administrative and academic areas throughout the University. Graduate assistants work 20 hours a week in their assigned area and receive a stipend and tuition reimbursement for their work. The Graduate College maintains an updated list of available graduate assistantship positions throughout the University. These positions involve academic, administrative, research and/or teaching responsibilities. When possible, the assistantship assignment is closely related to your program of study.

Criminology and Criminal Justice assistantships

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers a limited number of graduate assistantships for students in the Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice program. The selection process is competitive and based on past academic and work performance and current department needs.

To be considered for open graduate assistant positions, you must be admitted to both the Missouri State Graduate School and the Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice program. The typical deadline for consideration as a graduate assistant is March 15.

In addition to the application materials submitted for admission, send a letter of application for a department-based assistantship to:

Graduate Admissions
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Missouri State University
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897