two graduate studentsA variety of graduate teaching assistantships, graduate research assistantships, and fellowships are available with 9-month stipends that start at $17,964 for Teaching Assistantships and Graduate Council Research Fellowships, plus a full tuition waiver presently worth $26,950. Exceptional Ph.D. students may receive a Lindahl Scholarship totaling $22,000 for a nine month appointment. Research assistantships pay up to $25,000 for a 12-month position. Summer support is often available.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistantships are awarded by the department on the basis of the student background and academic credentials, and our curriculum requirements.

Research Assistantships

Many of our students are supported on grants and contracts that are supervised by individual members of the faculty. Thus financial support usually requires a faculty member to recommend you for a position as their research assistant.

Applying for an Assistantship

Applications will begin review on January 15 for TA/RA support. To have the best chance for support, all applications should be completed by January 15. Applications will be considered after this date but will be given lower priority. Self-funded, scholarship/fellowship, or international applications must be completed by March 15.

Dean’s Merit Awards

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Merit Scholarships are also available and offer $6,000 per year for up to three years in addition to an assistantship. Summer support is often available.