Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships:
We have a number of Graduate Assistantships (GA) available. For the two academic years of the MA program, GA positions provide students with per-semester tuition remission, not including summers. (Students remain responsible for per-semester fees.) GA positions also provide academic-year stipend. In return, students work twenty hours per week for the department. First-year Graduate Assistants divide their time between tutoring in the Center for Academic Achievement and serving as Research Assistants for faculty members. Second-year Graduate Assistants generally teach two sections of freshman composition per semester. Graduate assistantships are competitive. Decisions on GA awards for Fall are made by mid-April, decisions on Spring awards by mid-November.
We also have a limited number of Tuition Scholarships (TS) available. These awards provide recipients with per-semester tuition remission. (Students remain responsible for per-semester fees.) In return, students work eight hours per week for the department.
Students awarded GA or TS positions must maintain full-time status (a minimum of nine credit hours per semester) throughout their two-year program.
All Research Assistants must register for ENGL 5029 ("Supervised Research"). All Teaching Assistants must register for ENGL 5019 (" Supervised Teaching"). These courses DO NOT count toward a student’s Program of Study or the MA degree.