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Assistantship Opportunities

All of our full-time graduate students are awarded assistantships. You will automatically be considered for an assistantship when you apply to the program unless you request otherwise. For example, you may not wish to be considered for an assistantship if you have commitments that keep you from working 20/hrs a week in addition to classes.

Teaching assistantships generally involve our basic communication courses. You will develop communication and leadership skills as you help students in our Communication Lab with composing and delivering speeches. All graduate teaching assistants participate in a one-week training program in August, before the start of classes in the fall semester. 

Research assistantships can involve working one-on-one with faculty members. You will gain hands-on experience with the research process and, in many cases, play a role in shaping the research project through data collection, analysis, presenting and/or writing the final research report. Collaborative projects with faculty typically result in co-authored conference presentations and publications in academic journals.

Financial Aid

The graduate school supports a number of students each year with merit-based stipends and tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the school.

To see the proposed graduate tuition rates for this academic year, click here. 

For more information about the program, please see the links at the left or email Dr. Scott, Director of Graduate Studies, with “MACTS” in the subject heading.