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Types of Support
Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Because proficiency in oral communication is required for a number of undergraduate programs, the department is able to offer graduate teaching assistantships. The chance of being awarded one of these positions in any given year depends upon the number of positions to be filled, along with the qualifications of the applicant.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships are ordinarily assigned on a one-half time basis (a teaching load of six class hours per week). Within the limits of departmental policy, assistant instructors shall have full responsibility for teaching their own classes.
Research Assistantships are usually related to the projects of faculty members who have obtained research grants. Their availability, therefore, varies, as does the stipend and work load.
University Fellowships and Scholarships
Awarded by the Graduate School to candidates with superior academic records. An especially attractive grant is the Self Graduate School Fellowship, which is awarded especially to outstanding graduate students for four years of study leading to the Ph.D. Good students are also eligible to apply for dissertation and for summer fellowships, which are quite limited in number.