Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi


The Department of Criminal Justice & Legal Studies offers a limited number of Graduate Assistantship positions. Students are awarded assistantships on a competitive basis and the continuation of an assistantship is based on an annual review of student performance. Students awarded teaching and research assistantships are required to be present during normal working hours at a minimum (weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) for at least half of their appointed hours each week.

Students awarded research or teaching assistantships are considered full-time students and may not hold a job outside of the department. Students taking employment outside of the department that interferes with their ability to perform in their capacity as a student or graduate assistantship will forfeit their assistantship appointment.

To receive a graduate assistantship, the student must be enrolled as a full-time student and must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade-point average. Graduate assistants will receive a partial or full-tuition scholarship for the fall and spring semester and an additional stipend, depending on whether they hold a quarter- or half-time appointment.


Additional information on graduate assistantships can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook