Fellowships, Assistantships, and Awards

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We are pleased to support our students with funding at both the MA and PhD level. 

We offer a limited number of fellowships for MA students to help offset the cost of tuition and fees for up to three semesters. These fellowships are pro-rated by credit hour, and so students attending part time may still receive some support. In addition, based on availability, we offer some qualified MA students paid work as graders for undergraduate courses.

Doctoral students receive a guaranteed four years of funding as a teaching assistant, plus one year on a research fellowship as long as they remain in good standing. Highly qualified PhD students may receive additional fellowships and scholarships from the department and university upon acceptance. The department uses its own funds to offer PhD students an additional scholarship, given at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester, to help cover or lessen the costs of university fees. As teaching assistants, PhD students are also entitled to health insurance organized through their union, the GSEU. Students are also encouraged to apply for additional funding in the form of fellowships and research stipends, offered by various offices and centers within the university, as they advance in their studies. Limited funding is available to PhD students to pay for travel and lodging costs to attend conferences on a case-by-case basis.


Interested prospective students should contact staff assistant Amie Schirching.