The English Department has a limited number of M.A. graduate assistantships available each year. All full-time M.A. students currently in the graduate program and incoming students are eligible to apply for this funding. The assistantships cover tuition for full-time course work and provide a modest stipend. Recipients are expected to work approximately 15 hours a week for the department and/or the Institute for Writing Studies.
The application deadline is March 1. If you currently have an assistantship, you do not need to apply again. Let the English Department and Institute for Writing Studies know if you would like your assistantship renewed for next year. For M.A. Students currently enrolled in the program, let the English Department know that would like to be considered for an assistantship prior to March 1. Your application file will be recalled from Admissions. You may request additional letters of recommendation from English Department faculty, which should be addressed and sent directly to the English Department.
Current B.A./M.A. students who will become full-time M.A. students next year must submit a complete Graduate School application, which includes the application for assistantships directly to the English Department. Letters of recommendation and GRE scores are also required. Forms are available online or in the Graduate School office. There is no fee for this application process for current B.A./M.A. students.
If you have questions about the process, please contact Dr. Lowney. More detailed information about assistantships, fellowships, and other forms of financial aid may be found in the Graduate School Bulletin.