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Graduate Admission

Graduate Financial Aid

To qualify for financial aid, a student must satisfy all of the following conditions. More detailed information is available from the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Admission as a degree-seeking graduate student
  • Enrollment on at least a half-time basis; some programs may require full-time enrollment
  • Good academic standing
  • Making satisfactory academic progress

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantship activities may include research and / or related activities, administration or teaching and / or related activities, and sometimes are available during the academic year for 10 to 12 qualified students when financial resources are available. The average amount of financial assistance granted each student selected is $2,000 for the academic year.

Assistantships offer students the opportunity to enrich and enhance their expertise and learning and / or gain additional experience in his / her chosen profession. Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis.

The length of time a graduate student may receive an assistantship is a combination of four semesters in a two-year period and may include a tuition and fee waiver.

Employment outside of the assistantship requires the approval of the director of graduate studies. Students accepting a graduate assistantship must indicate their compliance with university privacy regulations by signing the Confidentiality / Privacy Statement of Agreement.


The degree-seeking graduate student must be enrolled as a full-time student taking a minimum of nine credit hours in the semester of the award and each subsequent semester while serving as a graduate assistant.

How to Apply

Contact the graduate program coordinator for the graduate program you wish to assist to obtain a Graduate Assistantship Application. Complete and submit the application with the following documents/information requested directly to the graduate program coordinator for review:

  • Scores from the standardized test required for program admission
  • Graduate grade point average
  • Undergraduate grade point average
  • Two letters of reference
  • An essay explaining how the award will further career goals

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