The University provides a number of laboratory, non-teaching, and research graduate work-study positions. To be eligible for graduate work-study the applicant must be eligible for Graduate School enrollment and is required to be in or eligible for admission to a specific graduate degree program. Applicants admitted conditionally are also eligible, but provisional and non-degree students are not eligible for graduate work-study.
Applications for graduate work-study may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, Louisiana 71209-0600. Completed application forms for graduate work-study are to be filed with the Head of the Department to which the applicant desires assignment. Transcripts and three letters of recommendation are required. International students seeking graduate work-study positions must be able to demonstrate adequate communication skills.
Students are expected to work 20 hours per week during the regular semester or summer session in which they hold a graduate work-study position. They may not hold a concurrent graduate assistantship or another graduate work-study position.
The stipend for graduate work-study is $2,240 for a regular semester and $800 for a summer session. The out-of-state fee is waived for the regular semester or summer session during which a student holds a graduate work-study position. The out-of-state fee is also waived for the summer term following the spring semester in which a graduate work-study position is held if the student does not graduate that semester. Graduate work-study students are required to pay in-state tuition, general fee, activity fee, ID validation fee, technology fee, and if applicable, vehicle registration fee and international student service and insurance fees.
Graduate work-study students are expected to earn not less than nine (9) semester hours of credit toward their graduate degrees (twelve semester hours in the College of Pharmacy) during a regular semester and not less than three (3) hours of credit during a summer session. Appropriate courses include (1) those which are required for the degree and, if applicable, (2) those courses designated by the department and/or the student's graduate committee as deficiencies or prerequisites which are included on the graduate student's approved degree plan. Exceptions, for unusual circumstances, must be recommended, in writing, by the appropriate academic dean or university administrator and approved by the Director of Graduate Studies and Research.
All graduate work-study students are encouraged to register for classes during the regularly scheduled telephone registration period.
Reappointment is contingent, in part, upon continued eligibility for graduate enrollment, satisfactory progress toward meeting degree requirements, and satisfactory performance of duties. Graduate work-study students are expected to complete their degree programs in a timely fashion - in general, two years for a master's degree and four years for a doctoral degree.