Funding

Financial aid is available to qualified Ph.D. students in American Culture Studies for up to four years and M.A. students for up to two years in the form of Graduate Assistantships in teaching, research, or applied research and a tuition scholarship.

The assistantship has an associated academic year stipend for which Graduate Assistants are required to devote twenty hours per week to the academic or other unit as assigned during the Fall and Spring semesters. We try to offer assistantships that fit with an applicant’s areas of interest and experience. Our Teaching Assistants are typically assigned in Ethnic Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, American Culture Studies, Popular Culture and other related fields. Our Research Assistants are typically assigned in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The School of Cultural and Critical Studies, The Women's Center, The Institute for the Study of Culture and Society, the Library, and other related campus offices.

The tuition scholarship covers the instructional fees. The tuition scholarship also covers non-resident fees for the first year. Domestic out-of-state students can become eligible for Ohio resident status after living in Ohio for at least one year and fulfilling all additional criteria as indicated at http://www.bgsu.edu/registration-records/records-services/state-subsidy-tuition-surcharge-purposes.html.

Information regarding other types of financial assistance available for students pursuing graduate study at Bowling Green State University can be found on the Graduate College website.