Each year the Department sets aside a number of Graduate Assistantship for entering PhD students. In the current academic year, graduate assistants received a total financial package of at least $21,854 for a level 1, ½-time assistantship. This package includes a stipend, a waiver of up to nine credit hours tuition each term (please visit The Graduate School Prerequisites for more information), health insurance coverage, and for out-of-state students, waiver of out-of-state tuition. College , University, and Departmental Fellowships are available also. Students recruited with assistantships may expect a minimum of five years of support so long as they make satisfactory progress in their studies.
The call for assistantship applications will go out mid-spring via the graduate student email list. All students who wish to be considered for an assistanship must fill out an application. Applications will be reviewed by the graduate committee, if selected for a fall or spring appointment students will receive their assistantship letter by April 22. The assistantship application can be found here but is subject to change, so students are advised to monitor their email. Questions about the assitantship application process should be directed to Jennifer Desloover.
The following is a list of courses that typically required a TA*:
*These courses change from semester to semester. To see what courses received TA’s check unit codes HST, ISS, and IAH on the schedule of courses website.