PSO Graduate Assistantship Program

The Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Graduate Assistantship Program provides UGA graduate students with expanded opportunities for engaging in applied research and public service and outreach endeavors while contributing to UGA’s goal of enhancing graduate education.

The application deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year has passed and applications are no longer being accepted.

If you applied for the 2019-2020 academic year before the deadline, you will be contacted by the unit in which you applied by the end of May 2019.

Please check back in December 2020 for application information and dates for the 2020-2021 academic year.


The purpose of the PSO Graduate Assistant Program is to increase the number of graduate assistants working within the eight (8) PSO units and to give UGA graduate students the opportunity to work alongside PSO unit faculty and staff members on public service and outreach programs and projects to further support and advance the university’s land-grant and sea-grant mission.


PSO Graduate Assistantships are funded, in part, by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. This support is provided to the requesting unit upon funding approval and stipends are managed directly by the unit. The Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach does not receive applications from students and are not involved in the application selection process.


Visit frequently asked questions for more information. If your question is not addressed and pertains to the correlation between your course of study/qualifications and the PSO unit, please first review the unit’s website for further information or contact the unit representative directly.

  • A list of all PSO units can be found here.
  • A list of PSO Graduate Assistantship coordinators by unit can be found here.

For questions regarding the overall Graduate Assistantship application process (not unit specific), please contact the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at or (706) 542-6167