Students receiving financial support from the University through a non-service fellowship or a service appointment are required to maintain enrollment in a minimum of six semester hours in a graduate degree program for the duration of the award (excluding summer). They must have been admitted to the University unconditionally and have maintained a B (3.0) average. Service hours may not exceed 20 hours per week in total.
Full-time graduate students may not be employed for more than 20 hours per week inclusive of assistantship hours. Normally, a student who has a fellowship or service appointment will not work outside the University. Under extraordinary circumstances, with the recommendation of the department and approval of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, a student who has a fellowship or service appointment may be granted special permission to work outside the University.
Assistantships are work-related financial stipends requiring 20 hours of weekly work. This may involve teaching, research, or employment in a university office or a community-based organization. Assistantships are available through The Graduate School upon recommendation of the department. Prospective students who wish to be considered for an award should indicate such an interest on the admission application. If already enrolled, students should notify the Director of Graduate Study of their major department and make application by letter addressed to the department.
Stipends vary by program, level of degree, assigned responsibility, and workload. Stipends are paid as scheduled by employers. Students are reminded to make financial arrangements accordingly. Please contact the department or program of interest for more information.