Graduate Assistant Non-Teaching (GANT)

A graduate non-teaching assistant must have a bachelor’s degree and may be assigned to tasks that do not involve classroom teaching. Such activities may include laboratory assistance, research assistance, grading objective examinations, keeping class records, and performing similar functions.


Each assistant must be assigned to a supervisor who will give guidance and assist the student in carrying out work assignments. The supervisor is responsible for assigning tasks, monitoring the progress of work, keeping a record of hours worked, and evaluating the performance of the student. At the end of each school year, each supervisor must submit an evaluation of the work performance of the students supervised.


  1. Must be in good academic standing.
  2. Candidate should be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours of graduate courses per semester (Fall /Spring). (Summer enrollment requirements)   (Requirements for students in Thesis/Dissertation Phase)
  3. Graduate Assistants (Non-Teaching) may not work more than 62.5% effort = 25 hours per week.

Summer – All students must be enrolled for a minimum of six (6) credit hours of graduate courses for the Summer to be eligible for the Graduate Assistantship during the summer sessions

Application Procedures

Graduate Assistant Non-Teaching assistantships  are awarded on a competitive basis.  Students who wish to apply for assistantships must first complete the Electrical Engineering Department’s application below. Approval of an application depends upon the student’s academic background, present status, and the availability of funds.  Selected applicants will be notified by the department to complete the following procedures:

Application Procedures (new student)

Application Procedures (continuing student-worked within 30 days)