“I accepted and started working as a GIS technician at the Western Virginia Water Association in the Roanoke VA area. Thank you for all that you have done for me during my classes and time as a GA.” ~ Johnathan Adkins, 2021.


Undergraduates available for financial aid may work in the Geography Department via the Federal Work Study program. Other financial aid is also be available. Please see Student Financial Aid.

Our department awards two Graduate assistantship positions each semester/year. GAs may receive between 70-100% tuition waiver and a stipend in exchange for 20 work hours per week. GAs typically teach physical geography lab sections, GIS lab sections, or serve as the lead instructor for an entire course from one to three credit hours.

To apply, please send the Geography Graduate Assistant Application to or Dr. James Leonard, Geography Department, 1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755.

For more information about graduate assistantships at Marshall University, please see For more information about other financial support please see

As an international student, you may qualify for assistance from the Marshall University Center for International Programs.

Contact Us

Geography Department
Harris Hall 215
Marshall University
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

Telephone: 304-696-4364


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