Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

The following Graduate Assistantship (GA) Opportunities are available at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

To Apply

Students/New Admits:

  • You cannot use Handshake to apply for the positions listed below. Email your application materials to the person listed in the post. Your application will not be considered if you try to apply through Handshake.  If you have a Handshake account already, please log out before clicking on the posting or you will get a job expired notice.  
  • Each posting provides a Handshake job preview. At the top it will say you should log in or register. Ignore this, and scroll down a little to see the job preview. You will see the contact person's email and the requested application materials. Everything you need to apply is contained in this preview. 
  • View the links below for full position descriptions, deadlines and more information.

To Post


If you have questions about graduate assistantships at Minnesota State University, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 507-389-2321. For any amendments to current postings, contact


Current Openings:

About Graduate Assistantships

  • Almost 25% of our graduate students receive a graduate assistantship.
  • A full graduate assistantship typically pays a stipend of at least $10,000 for the academic year.
  • A full graduate assistantship carries a waiver of up to nine graduate credits per semester.
  • Graduate Assistants must enroll in a minimum of six credits per semester.
  • Graduate Assistants with a summer appointment must enroll for at least one graduate credit.
  • Graduate Assistantships funded by non-State appropriated funds include a stipend and tuition waiver that adhere to policy, with all associated costs paid by the funding source.
  • Veterans should note that accepting a graduate assistantship offer may have an impact on Post 9-11 (Chapter 33) educational benefits. Individuals with questions about this should contact the Veterans Affairs Certification Officer.