Financial Support

Graduate Assistantships

The primary financial aid available to graduate students is the graduate teaching assistantship. The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies annually awards graduate assistantships on a competitive basis. Half-time awards include full tuition remission and health insurance. Quarter-time awards include half-tuition remission without health insurance. Teaching assistants provide instructional support to members of the faculty, including: grading exams and papers, monitoring online class discussions, and helping develop instructional materials for classes. Advanced doctoral candidates who have passed their comprehensive exams have the opportunity to do independent teaching and participate in the formal TA Training Program. Other funding opportunities are available in advising, editing, and project management in conjunction with various funded projects of faculty members. The majority of available financial aid is reserved for doctoral students. In all cases, financial aid is limited and highly competitive.

Please note these assistantships are available for PhD candidates and not MA students. 


Additional Financial Support