A limited number of departmental fellowships and assistantships are available for qualified graduate students. Departmental assistantships include a stipend for the academic year and a full tuition scholarship.
All full-time degree students are automatically considered for all fellowships and assistantships for their first year. After successful completion of their first year of graduate work in the department, only those students pursuing the PhD degree will be eligible for financial assistance.
Teaching Assistantship (TA) Expectations
Graduate student employees on a full assistantship are generally expected to provide 20 hours of service per week. Employees in this bargaining unit are engaged in professional activities of such a nature that the output produced or the result accomplished often cannot be precisely measured in relation to a given period of time. It is therefore anticipated that there will be fluctuations above and below these general expectations. Your professional activities will generally relate to your program of study. Continuation of your assistantship will be contingent upon satisfactory job performance, as well as satisfactory academic progress toward your academic degree.
Graduate students are eligible for up to $500 per academic year toward expenses related to attending academic conferences.