Assistantships & Research Internships
In addition to the scholarships and fellowships offered by the Graduate School, a number of graduate assistantships are available in the Department. Assistantships differ in terms of purpose and source of funds and therefore may have different assignments. Assistants spend 20 hours per week helping faculty members with research, teaching, and other tasks. Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis for a maximum of four semesters.
90% of the admitted students receive an assistantship, which pays a stipend ($12,600/9 months) and tuition.
Also, depending on fund availability, various research assistantships may be awarded to graduate students on a competitive basis. These are typically available through grant-related research assistantships, wherein faculty members who have received research grants require the assistance of a graduate student. Graduate students awarded these assistantships are typically involved in the research projects conducted under the auspices of the Community and Family Institute (CFI) and The Terrorism Research Center.
Students must be admitted to the Graduate School before they can be considered for
an assistantship. An application packet for Graduate School Admission is available by mail or online: