Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

RHTM Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available in the RHTM department. The assistantship provides a .25 (quarter-time) or .50 (half-time) award that includes tuition, insurance and a monthly stipend. Evaluation for acceptance is based on the applicant’s scholastic record, GRE scores, experience and compatibility with teaching or research needs. The students must satisfy the University requirements and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be enrolled in the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management. The assistantships will be awarded on a competitive basis and are valued at over $30,000 annually. The successful candidate will start at the beginning of the spring or fall semester.

The HRT concentration area stresses excellence in research, teaching, and public service with a focus on hospitality and tourism management, customer service, and the support functions of human resources and marketing.

The RCS graduate concentration area stresses excellence in research, teaching, and public service with a focus on retailing, consumer behavior, and the support functions.

 From the Graduate School
Graduate assistantships are the primary source of funding for graduate students at UT and are offered by academic departments and administrative offices of the university. An assistantship is a financial award to a graduate student for part-time work in teaching, administration, or research while pursuing an advanced degree. Appointments are normally on a one-fourth to one-half time basis, usually requiring 10 – 20 hours of service per week. The annual stipend is payable in either nine or twelve monthly installments. In addition to the stipend, Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA), Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAssoc), Graduate Assistants (GA), and Graduate Research Assistants (GRA), with appointments on a one-fourth time basis or higher, are entitled to a waiver of maintenance fees and tuition for the period of appointment in accordance with university policy. These appointments also include a benefit of health insurance for the student.

The University is a participant in the Academic Common market.


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