Masters Assistantships

Several administrative offices and academic departments at Southeastern offer assistantships for graduate students.

Not only do graduate assistants receive a stipend, they also receive a full waiver of all in-state and out-of-state tuition. Assistantships are available on a competitive basis to students pursuing a Master's degree.

The Department of Language and Communication currently has four Graduate Assistant positions offered on a semester-by-semester basis.

The Graduate Assistants (GAs) in the Masters of Organizational Communication program work for the department normally 20 hours per week. During that time, a GA's duties can encompass:


  • Advising undergraduate studentsGAs at the Career Day

  • Attending Department recruiting events

  • Managing social networking sites

  • Working with professors on research projects

  • Facilitating the Communication Colloquium 

  • Assisting various faculty in teaching 

  • Delivering Undergraduate course content 

  • Proctoring make-up examinations

  • Advertising of the graduate program

  • Pushing paperwork that needs to be done 

Furthermore, one of the department's GAs will be assigned to the Graduate Coordinator for a number of hours during the week. Professors in the department may also request specific help from a GA on any number of independent projects.

Needless to say, if you become a GA in the Masters of Organizational Communication program, you will be kept busy.

Helpful Links:

  • Students interested in Graduate Assistantships should visit Southeastern's employment site. There you can search Graduate Assistantships specifically. Please note that you may take a Graduate Assistantship outside of our department. Many areas of the university outside of academics offer assistantships and you may be qualified for one. Keep your options open.  

  • Further information on graduate assistantships may be obtained from the Student Employment Network. (Scroll to "Graduate Assistantships") 

  • If you're interested, here is a link to the Graduate Handbook. All rights and privileges, duties and responsibilities are laid out word for work in this document. 

Of course, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Master of Organizational Communication Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Joe Burns at or 985.549.3694.