Graduate Programs Cost & Assistantships

Cost of Study

Graduate course tuition is $540 per credit. To determine your estimated tuition expenses, please use the UWSP tuition calculator.

Federal Financial Aid is only available to graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time during the semester (5+ credits). Please consult with the Financial Aid Office about your unique situation.

Cost of Living

Most graduate students live off campus, and their costs vary. UWSP Residential Living compiles an off-campus housing list of landlords in the Stevens Point area who have properties available for rent.

Upper-class residence halls are available to graduate students. Find general information including costs at the Residential Living website. Several meal plans are available for off-campus students to purchase. 

Graduate Assistantship Information


The assistantships are half-time (20 hrs/wk) positions that pay approximately $11,200 annually and include the state health insurance package.  

Who can apply

Current and prospective students in the Community & Organizational Leadership or Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems master's degree programs at UW-Stevens Point.

Job responsibilities

Graduate assistants serve the School of Health Promotion & Human Development (HPHD) in a variety of capacities including enhancing the delivery of HPHD programs, instruction and scholarly activities. Graduate assistants can serve as a research assistant to a faculty member, assist in teaching undergraduate courses, support department assessment and accreditation efforts, sustain and further HPHD collaborations in the community (e.g., Farmshed, Greenhouse Project, Fruit & Vegetable Rx program, Guiding Good Choices, etc.), and assist faculty in developing new or enhancing existing programs (e.g., CPS Café, UWSP Employee Wellness).

Benefits to student

Graduate assistants gain vital skills and professional development experiences that provide a real-world view into the jobs their master’s degree can lead to.  Working in community and research projects builds skills in technical and professional writing, research skills useful in grant writing and program assessment, program management and development, building collaborations, teaching experience, among others. Out-of-state tuition remission is also available.

Applications will be accepted electronically to until 5 p.m. on the second Friday of July, and must include the following:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Brief letter of interest (no more than 1 page, single spaced) that delineates the strengths and abilities you bring to this position and how the opportunities this position offers will assist in your professional development.

Competitive review of applications will take place after the application deadline for appointments to be announced by August 1.

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