Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are considered a form of financial support to assist students complete graduate school, and therefore may come in the form of both tuition scholarship and/or stipend.

Competitive graduate assistantships fall into three categories of professional duties: research, teaching, or administrative. These competitive awards typically provide compensation in the form of a full or partial tuition scholarship in addition to a monthly stipend for up to 20 hours of work per week.

A graduate student may receive partial tuition scholarship, which is applied toward the cost of tuition. Scholarship funds cannot be utilized toward other extra fees associated with attending the university or participating in campus program events. A student who receives a tuition scholarship only (no stipend) does not have a service/work commitment to the university.

A stipend is a fixed sum of money that is calculated on the number of hours worked per week. It is paid on a biweekly basis and is subject to applicable state, federal and local taxes. Stipend amounts vary. 

Graduate assistantships are available to qualified on-campus MFN students and are awarded on a competitive basis. Interest in a graduate assistantship can be communicated during the online application process. Those interested in an assistantship should submit all materials for a Fall admission by February 15th. 

Current graduate tuition and fees can be found online at the Bursar Office.

Financial aid and scholarship information is available from BGSU's Office of Student Financial Aid. Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships that are available through professional organizations, such as the Ohio Nutrition Council and the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics.

Every prospective graduate assistant must first have a background check completed prior to finalizing a graduate assistant contract.

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Updated: 03/21/2023 03:40PM