Graduate School Scholarships

It is important to identify the full array of support opportunities available for graduate education.  The University provides funding to graduate students in the following forms:

Tuition Scholarships

The Marcus B. Christian, Master's & Doctoral scholarships are competitive awards for students newly entering graduate degree programs.  Due dates for consideration of these awards precede the University application due dates (March 15 for the Fall).  Scholarship recipients must enroll full-time in graduate courses and maintain a 3.5 graduate GPA to maintain the award.  The award covers the costs of the tuition fee and the graduate enhancement fee for Fall and Spring.  Students entering Master's programs can hold the award for up to 2 years (up to 3 if MFA), while students admitted to Doctoral programs can hold the award for up to 5 years.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee schedules are published on the Office of the Bursar's website.

Graduate Tuition & Fees

Departmental Scholarships

Some departments (Accounting, Fine Arts, Music) have scholarships that defray the cost of tuition or books.  Inquire with the department.

Graduate Assistantships within a Department or Program on campus

Competitive positions requiring 20 hours of work each week.  In order to be eligible students must enroll full-time in graduate courses. GAs will receive a waiver of the non-resident fee and a stipend. Students seeking a Service Assistantship can inquire in units across campus.  Students seeking a Research or Teaching Assistantship should inquire with the degree program to which they have been admitted.

Student Worker Positions

An hourly wage position in a unit on campus. Open to enrolled students. Contact your department to inquire.

Student Financial Aid

Federally financed loans for U.S. citizens fully admitted into degree programs and registered in at least half-time (5.5 hours).  Students can submit a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility.