Graduate and Doctoral Assistantships

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The Graduate School

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Other than loans, assistantships are the primary source of funding offered by JMU to graduate students. You may search for additional funding for your graduate education on our Funding Opportunities page for a few links to scholarship searches and listings. To be eligible to receive an assistantship upon entry into a graduate program, the following criteria must be met: The student must be conditionally or unconditionally accepted into a graduate program. Students who are provisionally accepted will not be eligible until they achieve conditional or unconditional acceptance into their program. The students must have an official transcript on file indicating completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. After receiving an assistantship, the student must maintain at least a 3.0 graduate GPA in order to retain or reapply for the assistantship. These are minimum criteria. Graduate program coordinators have the right to impose additional criteria if they see fit.

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