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Assistantships, Fellowships, or Tuition waivers

The Department of Communication guarantees 9-month appointments for all graduate students. However, the nature of those appointments may be a combination of graduate assistantship and teaching assistantship, depending on the departmental needs for each academic year.

There are four types of financial assistance for graduate students:

  1. University Fellowships: monthly stipend, tuition, service, and assessment fee waiver.
  2. Assistantships (competitive within the Department): monthly stipend, tuition, service, and assessment fee waiver.
  3. Tuition and Service Fee Waiver (also competitive within the Department).
  4.  Department Fellowships:

ESP-IGERT. The ESP-IGERT Program provides the opportunity for a unique inter-disciplinary education with internationally recognized advisors in multiple disciplines. ESP-IGERT Fellows receive support at $30,000/year for two years plus full tuition and fees waivers. Mini-grants and travel allowances are available for the duration of their studies. Check out the overview of the program.

Complete the Application for Graduate Appointment form during the on-line application process by January 15.

If you have questions or need more information about the fellowship or application, e-mail the Director of Graduate Studies.