- Registered for 12 graduate credit hours or more each semester, exclusive of audit credits
- Less than 174 attempted graduate credit hours
- Non-native speakers of English who are awarded teaching assistantships at the University of Cincinnati are required to score at least a 3.0 on the Oral English Proficiency Test (OEPT)
- Students who score 26 or above on the speaking section of the TOEFL IBT or students with a score of 50 or above on the Test of Spoken English are exempt from the OEPT test
- Other requirements as stipulated in the offer letter
See the Graduate Handbook for additional requirements.
- Stipends are received in exchange for assigned duties of teaching, research or administrative service
- Students with teaching duties are called Teaching Assistants (TAs)
- Students with research duties are called Research Assistants (RAs)
- Not required to be available during break periods unless given additional compensation
- Obligated to no more than 20 hours of assigned duties per week
- Appointing academic program, college or area of responsibility determines workload requirements
- Discount at the UC Bookstores
- Minimum stipends set by the Dean of the Graduate College
- Possible eligiblity for the Graduate Student Health Insurance (GSHI) Award
Finding a Graduate Assistantship
If you are interested in a graduate assistantship position within your program, it will be best to contact the admissiosn contact of your program. A complete list of all Graduate Programs offered at the University of Cincinnati and contact information can be found on our Graduate Majors and Program web-page.
If you are interested in a graduate assistantship position outside of your program, you will want to visit UC’s Student Jobs system (called “Handshake”) where these will be posted. Please note that you must have a UC username to create a Handshake account.
Cancellation of an Assistantship
University assistantships will be cancelled if the awardee does not meet his or her enrollment obligations. If a student cannot meet the requirements of the award, he or she must notify the program to renegotiatie or reassign of the award.