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The University of South Dakota offers qualified post-baccalaureate students financial assistance in exchange for their teaching, research and service efforts to the university.  Teaching and research assistantships are awarded by individual departments.  Further inquiries should be directed to the graduate chair of the department.

Students interested in graduate assistantships should apply through the Graduate School using the application below.  To be qualified for a graduate assistantship, a student must be fully admitted in a graduate program and enrolled in nine graduate credit hours.

Graduate Assistantship Application

Graduate Assistantship Rules & Regulations

Graduate Assistant Orientation

For more information about graduate assistantships, contact the Graduate School at 605-658-6173 or by email at