Student Resources

Graduate Assistantships


Assistantships are awarded only to students with superior academic records and who qualify at the time of their enrollment. Students must have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00, a graduate grade point average of at least 3.00 (where applicable), to qualify for, and to retain, an assistantship.

Both full-time and half-time Graduate Assistants must register for a minimum of 9 or 12 credit hours at, or above, the 500-level during the contract period for the semesters specified.

Additional requirements are listed on the Graduate Assistantship Application.

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Work Responsibilities

All student employees of the University, including Graduate Assistants, are limited to a maximum of 20 work hours of service per week during the semester. Graduate Assistants on half-time contracts (10 work hours per week) must, therefore, limit other University employment to 10 hours per week for a total not to exceed 20 hours per week.

Graduate Assistants on a full-time (20 work hours of service per week) contract may not hold other employment either on or off campus without written approval of the Graduate Dean since a graduate assistantship represents full financial assistance.


NSHMBA Graduate Assistantship Program

CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business and the Cleveland Chapter of The National Society of Hispanic MBA’s through the University Partnership Program will award one graduate assistantship to any full-time student pursuing a Master of Business Administration.

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) is a professional organization that was created in 1988 to “foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development in order to improve society.” The Cleveland Chapter's mission is to promote leadership, development and networking opportunities for Hispanic business professionals in Northeastern Ohio. For more information click here.

Applicants must possess an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and graduate GPA of 3.0 (if applicable) and must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Preference will be given but is not limited to students of Hispanic heritage or students with a demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community. Assistantship will cover In-State Tuition for up to nine credit hours and a period of up to five semesters. A stipend is paid for the 20 hours per week of work.

Please send an email confirming interest in the NSHMBA graduate assistantship to