Graduate Assistanships

Graduate Assistantships

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The College of Journalism and Mass Communications offers graduate assistantships to full-time on-campus students enrolled in either the integrated media communications or professional journalism master’s degree program.

What our graduate assistants do:

  • Work with accomplished faculty to facilitate core courses in the college’s undergraduate programs: advertising and public relations, broadcasting, journalism and sports media and communication
  • Conduct critique sessions and facilitate undergraduate student learning in the college’s innovative visual communications program
  • Work for the campus radio station, 90.3 KRNU
  • Work on the college’s marketing and communications team

Assistantships are assigned by the graduate committee based upon the applicant's interests and experience and the needs of the college.

Assistantships are limited and competitively awarded. Assistantships are awarded for one year and may be renewed for a second year with satisfactory progress toward graduation.

Benefits

Assistantships provide students with up to 12 credit hours of tuition remission per semester during the academic year, a monthly stipend and a reduced rate on student health insurance. Students are responsible for all fees associated with their academic program.

Eligibility

  • Admittance to the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Master’s degree program with a specialization in integrated media communications or professional journalism by the priority deadline (Feb. 1 for fall semester, Sept. 1 for spring semester)
  • Full-time enrollment (9 credit hours) in each semester

To Apply

  • Graduate assistant application
  • Resume
  • List of three academic or professional references

Application Review

  • The college’s graduate committee will review graduate assistant applications at the first meeting following each priority deadline.
  • Selected candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview with the committee.
  • The committee will make final decisions regarding assistantship offers following after the completion of all interviews.

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**Summer assistantships are available on an as-needed basis. Summer assistantships provide a stipend but do not provide summer tuition remission.

Carly Morse
Contact Carly with Questions

Carly Morse
Graduate Student Services Coordinator
402-472-3065
cmorse@unl.edu