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The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management offers Graduate Assistantships to our on-campus doctoral and master’s degree students. A full, 20-hour/week assistantship carries a stipend, and it covers tuition and health insurance in accordance with the NC State Graduate Student Support Plan. The number of assistantships varies each year dependent on the amount and sources of funds. You are not required to apply for them separately, just apply to our graduate program using our convenient web-based application system. Below is a brief description of each assistantship type:

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA)

Graduate Teaching Assistants support the department’s teaching mission and its high-quality undergraduate academic programs. GTAs serve as teaching assistants, lab instructors, or as instructor of record for one or more classes. They typically assist with instructional activities such as lectures, developing assignments and projects, grading and records keeping, and student advising.

Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA)

Graduate Research Assistants support the department’s research mission and its vibrant research programs. GRAs are fully engaged in research activities, such as literature review, research design, data collection and analysis, and results dissemination. Student research activities typically contribute directly to the student’s thesis or dissertation. Below are specific research assistantship opportunities for the upcoming academic year.

Research Assistantship Announcements:

For information about departmental assistantships, contact Anju Singh, Graduate Program Coordinator via email or at 919-513-0350.


Each year the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (PRTM) offers merit-based student scholarships which recognize academic achievement, leadership, and involvement in extra-curricular activities. The availability of scholarships is funded through donations from alumni and friends and from the timber sale receipts on Forestry Foundation properties. The scholarships are independent of both the university scholarship program and the various federal, state and private programs.

For information about university scholarships, visit the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid.