Students who are admitted to the Communication Studies Graduate Program can apply for a Graduate Instructional Assistant (GIA) position. The application process for graduate assistantships is separate from the graduate program application process. Students who are interested in a GIA position must apply directly to the department. Instructions below will outline the process.
Graduate Instructional Assistantships
Assistantships and You
GIA Application Process
Applicants must have applied to the Graduate Program and have a completed file with all supporting graduate program application materials.
Complete the Online Application for a Graduate Instructional Assistantship.
Submit Assistantship Application and apply for the graduate program.
Preparing You For Any Future
The Texas State University Teaching & Learning Academy (TLA) is a comprehensive training program for Communication Studies graduate students and adjunct faculty who teach COMM 1310: Fundamentals of Human Communication. GIAs may also work in other positions including speech coaching in our Communication Lab, assisting our Debate and Forensics advisors, or assisting faculty with their research or editor roles.