Assistantships are awarded on the basis of availability of funds, excellence of the student's academic record, GRE scores, personal letter of intent, and letters of recommendation. It is the Graduate College's policy to award assistantships only to students with a minimum 3.00 accumulative undergraduate GPA. All recommendations for awarding assistantships are made by the Graduate Admissions Committee to the Department Chair for final approval.
Depending upon the availability of funds, as well as the number of qualified applicants, the department will attempt to provide financial assistance for as many students as possible for one year of study. Please note that Master's students and Doctoral students are funded at different levels.
All applicants are considered for funding (scholarship & stipend); there is NOT a separate application or other procedure necessary to be considered. Should an admitted student not want funding, they would relay that information at the time of the offer. Offered amounts are awarded on a competitive basis, based on ranking in the applicant class.
Please contact the Graduate Coordinator with any questions about funding or funding-related policies.