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Assistantship Information

Assistantships range from quarter-time to three-quarter-time, with half-time being the most common.

  • quarter-time assistantships normally schedule 9 to 14 credits per semester, receive a stipend plus a grant-in-aid of resident education tuition, and perform tasks that occupy about 10 hours per week.
  • half-time assistantships normally schedule 9 to 12 credits per semester, receive a stipend plus a grant-in-aid of resident education tuition, and perform tasks that occupy about 20 hours per week.
  • three-quarter-time assistantships normally schedule 6 to 8 credits per semester, receive a stipend plus a grant-in-aid of resident education tuition, and perform tasks that occupy about 30 hours per week.

The most common type of financial support in our program is a half-time assistantship. The student normally schedules 9 to 12 credits per semester, receives a stipend plus a grant-in-aid for tuition, and is assigned tasks that, on the average, require approximately 20 hours per week. These assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis.