Applicants may apply for a teaching assistantship by indicating their interest on the graduate school application form. A teaching assistant normally has duties equivalent to teaching an average of 3 to 4 hours per week. The stipend for the current academic year is $10,000 for graduate teaching assistants in our M.A. program and $14,800 for graduate teaching assistants in our Ph.D. program. Registration, tuition, incidental and non-resident fees are waived. Other fees are not waived. These include about $3250 per semester (including health insurance) or $1000 per semester (not including health insurance). Fee waivers without an assistantship are not provided.
Annually, the department nominates 2-3 graduate students for B. Morton Fellowships ($3,000) and Scholarships ($2,000). These awards are given by the Graduate School of UM on a competitive basis.
A limited number of summer assistantships are available too.
Applications are processed on a rolling basis; review of applications for Teaching Assistantships will start January 15 and continue until all positions have been filled; applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their applications by January 15 or soon after.