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Oklahoma State University

Leisure Studies Graduate Assistantships


Gain experience, get a paycheck, get tuition waivers and health insurance all while going to school.

Full-time graduate students in recreation management/recreational therapy  may be eligible to hold a graduate assistantship as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) or Graduate Research Assistant (GRA). Students who have either a GTA or GRA are eligible to receive a tuition waiver for 6 credit hours each fall and spring semesters, university-provided health insurance and a stipend. Assistantships are competitive and typically awarded in late April for the following fall semester. Most GTA positions in recreation management/therapeutic recreation involve teaching in the activity courses (golf, tennis, racquetball, weight training, backpacking, rock climbing, etc.) or service courses (Total Wellness, First Aid, Diversity in Contemporary Society). GRAs are available based on on-going faculty research projects.

Additionally, graduate assistantships may be available through campus recreation, the library or other administrative offices on campus. These GA positions may or may not be eligible for tuition waivers.

Students interested in a leisure studies program graduate assistantships should download the graduate assistantship application form.