Graduate Research Assistantships

GRAs have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a Truman School faculty member on a current research project.

MPA students

MPA students receive:

  • a waiver of tuition
  • 25 FTE employment appointments have a stipend of $6,885.  0.50 FTE employment appointment have a stipend of $13,770
    • Expected to work 10 or 20 hours per week
    • Will be paid an hourly wage that shall not extend the stipend amount.
  • a partial health insurance waiver

To apply, MPA students should  fill out the application and include it in the Supplemental Documents folder of your online application for admission.

Other assistantship opportunities

Many TSPA students hold assistantships with other academic and student services offices at MU.

Contact any departments or programs that interest you to ask about available assistantships. You can also check Hire Mizzou Tigers for open positions. (You must have a pawprint and password to access this site.)

If offered an assistantship, be sure to confirm that it includes a tuition waiver and partial insurance subsidy.

PhD students

Full-time doctoral students receive:

  • a waiver of tuition fees
  • a .50 FTE employment appointment with a stipend of no more than $18,000 (earned through the academic year)
    • Expected to work 20 hours a week.
    • Will be paid an hourly wage that shall not extend the stipend amount.
  • a full health insurance subsidy