Architecture TA/GA Information

The Architecture Program invites applications from qualified continuing and newly admitted graduate students for a limited number of teaching, administrative, and research positions. The Director of the Architecture Program, Mohammad Gharipour in consultation with faculty members and appropriate staff will make the final determination of TA and GA assignments. TA and GA positions are awarded on the basis of academic and professional qualifications.

The positions listed in the ARCH graduate assistant position descriptions constitute the range of assignments typically offered in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Because of limited resources, these positions are typically reserved for the Master of Architecture students only. All positions are subject to availability and funding. All applicants to the M. ARCH degree program are automatically considered for TA or GA positions at the time of admission review. Following determination of admission status, individuals who are granted admission to the Architecture Program may be requested to complete the graduate assistant application form.


Graduate assistantships carry a stipend (~ $5,000) per semester for 10 hours / week service), five credit hours of tuition remission per semester, qualification for in-state tuition rates, and eligibility for participation in the University of Maryland health benefits system.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must be qualified continuing and newly admitted graduate students in good academic standing in the Architecture program. Students must be enrolled in coursework in the graduate school maintaining a full-time status (9 credit hours/semester or higher).

Deadlines for Application:

Application forms will be sent to newly admitted and continuing graduate students in late March, and students will be informed of whether they will receive a TA/GA position for the following academic year in early April.


The Architecture Program Director, Mohammad Gharipour will inform GA and TA applicants of the status of their application via email. If you receive a GA or TA position, you will be notified of your actual assignment in mid-May. The Director will provide you with a contract outlining your duties and responsibilities. It is important for you to review the contract thoroughly as it is a legal document and when you sign it you are legally bound to the terms outlined therein. Prior to the beginning of the semester there will be a GA and TA orientation conducted by the HR representative at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory.

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