A diverse and dynamic metropolitan region home to 1.5 million people with campus studios are located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, McCarran International Airport, and Downtown Las Vegas. The stunning surrounding desert environment includes Red Rock National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire. Death Valley National Park and Michael Heizer’s Double Negative are both located two hours outside of Las Vegas.
Graduate assistantships is based on portfolio submitted.
Graduate assistants (GA) awarded state-funded positions are under contract and receive a minimum stipend of $15,000 at the master’s level for nine-month contracts. Tuition reduction assistance and rewarding skill-building experiences are just a few of the added benefits.
Student health insurance
Graduate assistants may opt to enroll in the student health insurance program. Depending on the funding sources, GAs may receive $1,000 toward the annual health insurance premium.
Out-of-state tuition waiver for non-Nevada residents
Out-of-state graduate students who become graduate assistants are not required to pay out-of-state tuition while under GA contract. It should be noted, however, that out-of-state tuition is waived only during the time you hold your assistantship. Hence, if you are no longer a GA, you will be considered an out-of-state student (and pay out-of-state tuition), unless you have applied for and received Nevada residency, as defined in the residency regulations established by the Board of Regents.
Graduate assistants are appointed by the university to conduct work in exchange for a stipend package. In this capacity, they are expected to report in the same timeframe as faculty (i.e., during academic semesters and not during a break or vacation times). Graduate assistants must report to work one week prior to the first day of instruction, both fall and spring semester.
It is expected that the graduate assistant will spend a maximum of 20 hours per week fulfilling research or teaching requirements.