Graduate assistants are required to work from 15 to 19.6 hours per week as specific in their signed offer letter during the length of the appointment. Students with hourly support for teaching typically work 6 hours/week.

These hours spent as an assistant are in addition to course work, research work for thesis or dissertation, internships, and practicums (such as for dietetics and athletic training). There is no limit to time spent on studies and research relating to the student’s advanced degree.