Eligibility: Master's students must meet the following academic eligibility requirements to hold an assistantship:

  • Must be in academic good standing.
  • Making satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree and meeting all milestones.
  • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Minimum enrollment of 6 hours in long semester (fall and spring) and 1 hour in a summer semester to be appointed for up to 19 hours a week.
  • With prior approval, funded master's students in their final semester (i.e., semester in which they will be awarded their master's degree and graduate)
  • Graduate students enrolled for less than 6 hours in the long semesters and less than 1 hour in the summer are ineligible for any graduate assistantship appointment.

Please note, TA status does not change resident status for tuition purposes.

Please visit The Graduate School website for more information about Assistantships: https://graduateschool.utsa.edu/tuition-funding/assistantships/

Deadlines: Completed applications for the Spring semester are due by November 14th. Completed applications for the Fall semester are due by July 15th.

Apply here

A completed applications form should include the following:

  • Your TOEFL scores (for international students only).
  • Any other information pertinent to your education and experience.
  • Current, dated Curriculum Vitae or Resume.

Only complete applications will be considered

Selection process: It is to your advantage to submit your information as soon as possible. By UTSA regulations, graduate students eligible for teaching assistantships require a GPA of 3.0 or greater for the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work; students without this requisite are conditionally accepted into graduate programs and are ineligible for TA positions.

Candidates for TA positions will take a test. The top performers in the test will be interviewed by a selection committee. The assistantships will be granted based on performance in the test and recommendation of the committee. Once the selections have been made, you will be notified by email.

For NEW Teaching Assistants: There will be a mandatory orientation meeting for all TAs prior to the start of classes. Upon hiring you will be provided with a copy of the guidebook to review. During the first semester, all new TAs will register for a weekly 1-hour TA Training Seminar.

For further details please contact:
Dr. Juan B. Gutiérrez
(210) 458-5735