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Assistantships & Fellowships

Any student enrolling full-time (9 hours per semester or more) may apply for graduate assistantships. Recipients are expected to work 20 hours per week in some capacity for the university. Recipients of graduate assistantships and fellowships receive a monthly stipend and a waiver of tuition and most fees.

Fellowships applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet academic requirements, which vary and are listed on the applications in the graduate catalog.

For more information about assistantships and fellowships, visit the Graduate School website.

Fellowship Application Deadlines

  • March 1st  for Fall Semester

University-Wide Graduate Assistantship Application Deadlines

  • March 1st for Fall Semester
  • November 1st for Spring Semester

Departmental Graduate Assistantship Application Deadlines

The Master's in Criminal Justice program currently awards three Graduate Teaching Assistantships per academic year. Assistantships are awarded each spring for the next academic year. The deadline to submit applications for an assistantship position is March 1st and notification of awards are made by March 31st. Applications shoud include a cover letter and an up to date CV. Applications should be submitted to Dr. Meng Ru Shih via email at For more information, please email Dr. Shih.