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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fellowships & Graduate Assistantships

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Graduate Assistantships

The Institute generally appoints 3 or 4 students each year to graduate assistantships in the department. These positions are supported by funds from a number of sources--general University support, generous gifts from our alumni, Federal and State Work/Study funding, and research contracts obtained by our faculty.

As the source of support varies from year to year, so do the assistantship assignments (and the qualifications that are desired from the successful applicant). Frequently, students are assigned to assist one or more faculty in preparing and teaching lower-division courses. In some cases, students assist the department in assessing program outcomes or providing services to our alumni and to communities in the region. In other cases, students work closely with a professor gathering and analyzing data for research projects.

As a result, the Institute is looking for a wide variety of knowledge, skills, and abilities when we consider graduate assistant appointments. Interested applicants should 1) successfully apply for admission to a graduate program in Urban & Regional Studies (transcript, letters of recommendation, letter of interest, etc.); 2) provide a resume and a second letter addressing particular knowledge, skills, or abilities one would bring to the assistantship and describing the kind of experience one would hope to obtain from the assistantship.

The amount of the award (and the amount of time expected) may vary, but a full-time assistantship for a full year (two semesters) provides an $9,000 stipend and up to 9 credits of tuition reimbursement.

Prospective students should contact:

Urban and Regional Studies Institute
Minnesota State University, Mankato
106 Morris Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
phone: 507-389-1714
800-627-3529 or 711(MRS/TTY)
Email: Angie Najevas