Graduate Assistantships

The Carlos Alvarez College of Business at The University of Texas at San Antonio offers teaching and research assistantships to support graduate students. Select the tab below to view our typical compensation package.

Teaching and Graduate Research Assistantships for master's students are offered on a competitive basis. The typical minimum compensation package is below.

Master's Students (GRA/TA) 19-Hour Appointment
GRA/TA Appointment (12 months)* $12,000
Competitive Scholarship** $1,000
Minimum Value of Typical Package $13,000

*Must be enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours during the fall and spring semesters and one credit hour during the summer semester.
**To be distributed $500 during the fall semester and $500 during the spring semester. Recipients will receive in-state tuition rates for the academic year.


  1. Be admitted unconditionally to a graduate program within the Alvarez College of Business, or already be enrolled in good academic standing in one of these graduate programs. While students from other colleges may be considered, the preference is for Alvarez College of Business students.
  2. Possess skills necessary to support faculty in research or instruction-related activities
  3. Complete an application form
  4. A student who is awarded an assistantship must be enrolled in at least six hours for graduate credit at UTSA during the fall or spring semester. International students are required to be enrolled full time (nine semester hours) during the fall and spring semesters.

To apply, obtain an application from the department(s) listed below in which you would like to work:

Department Contact
Accounting Lisa Gonzales
Economics Margaret Kelly
Finance Becky Stratton
Information Systems &
Cyber Security
Melody Hensley
Management Mary Kalicki
Management Science & Statistics Kim Kyle
Marketing Ana Geigenmiller

Early application is strongly recommended to be considered for scholarships, assistantships or other forms of financial support. Please note that admission into the program is not a guarantee of financial support. Ph.D. students who are selected for funding typically receive the following yearly minimum financial package for a period of up to four years.

Ph.D. Students 19 Hour Appointment
Tuition and Fees (9 SCH for Fall and Spring semesters and 3 SCH for Summer semester) $13,113
GRA/TAII Appointment (12 months)* $25,000
Health Insurance (per year)** $3,000
Minimum Value of Typical Package $41,113

*Paid by college or faculty
**Reimbursed to the student upon proof of insurance, up to $3,000

The Carlos Alvarez College of Business provides support for Ph.D. student academic travel and generous grants to support research. The student's department may offer additional fellowships/scholarships to top students on a competitive basis.