Financial Support

graduate students studying a procedure manualAll successful new applicants to the graduate program are considered for available scholarships and graduate assistantship positions. As additional scholarships and graduate assistantship positions become available, all current graduate students will be considered for these positions.  A separate application is not required for graduate assistantship or scholarship consideration.

Graduate Assistantships

  • All graduate assistantship appointments provide a half-tuition waiver for up to 10 hours, a monthly stipend, and health care coverage for the semester you are employed.
  • All other fees (college/course fees, etc.) remain the responsibility of the graduate assistant.
  • If an appointment is made after the beginning of the semester, the tuition waiver will be prorated based on the number of weeks remaining in the semester.
  • If an assistant resigns, is dismissed or is otherwise unable to work the required number of hours, the tuition waiver will be prorated based on the amount of time worked.
  • While subject to renewal, all assistantships end with the close of university operations for each semester (i.e, fall and spring). Graduate assistants do not work during the summer months.


Students seeking assistantships are required to meet these criteria:

  • fully accepted into a master’s degree program by Graduate School
  • full-time student and carry a minimum of 9 graduate credit hours per semester to be considered for employment
  • available to work 10 hours each week during assigned semester
  • able to spend 10 hours as a graduate assistant (Students who are in an off-campus placement during their final semesters and not able to devote 10 hours as a GA will forfeit the position.)
  • academically qualified for the proposed assistantship position

Departmental Scholarships

Find information about the departmental scholarships and awards available to graduate students.

Graduate School Fellowships & Scholarships

The Graduate School also offers a number of fellowships and scholarships, including the Graduate Council Fellowship and the McNair Graduate Fellowship.