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Admitted graduate students pursuing a masters or doctoral degree in any of the four programs within the department, which include Art Education, Art Therapy, Arts Administration, and Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibitions (MEX), are eligible to apply for an assistantship.  Assistantships are competitive and the number of funded positions vary from year to year. Assistantships supply graduate students with a tuition waiver and monthly stipend.  The department offers two different types of assistantships to incoming students.

Graduate Assistantships (GA)

GAs may receive a position in the following areas: Art & Design Library in William Johnston Building, social media team, Opening Nights Mural Project, departmental newsletter, or personal research assistant to a Professor.

Teaching Assistantships (TA)

TAs are degree-seeking graduate students with a related master’s degree. TAs perform primary teaching duties as the Instructor of Record (IOR). These assistantships are only offered to PhD candidates with previous teaching experience.


Appointment Terms

Positions in the Department of Art Education are for 9-months, which lasts throughout the fall and spring academic school year. Assistantships coincide with semester start and end dates. Summer assistantships are not offered.  Positions are renewable for two years, pending funding, if job responsibilities were met.


Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours (Fall and Spring). Assistantships only cover 9 credit hours of tuition for students. Additional hours and fees are the responsibility of the student.


Assistantships offer masters students a stipend of $4,300 and doctoral students $8,250 for an academic year.

How to Apply

Prospective Students –

Completed assistantship applications are due by fall enrollment deadlines. Assistantship applications for prospective students should be completed in the SLATE application system.

  • Art Education Program – February 1st
  • Art Therapy Program – January 15th
  • Arts Administration Program – February 1st
  • Museum Education & Exhibitions (MEX) Program – February 1st

Current Students –

Applications for current students should be sent via email to Tori Cole, Program Associate.

Tori Cole
Florida State University
1034 William Johnston Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Telephone: 850-644-2147

Additional Funding Sources

For additional financial support, view information on funding and awards provided by the FSU Graduate School.