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Assistantship Opportunities

Assistantships provide a full tuition waiver and $12,000 stipend for nine months, renewable for your second year. All of our full-time graduate students are considered assistantships automatically when applying to the program, unless they indicate otherwise. For example, you may not wish to be considered for an assistantship if you have commitments that keep you from working 20/hours a week in addition to classes. Assistantships are awarded on the availability of funds each year.

Teaching Assistantships generally involve our basic communication courses. TAs develop communication and leadership skills as they help students in our Communication Lab with composing and delivering speeches. They also lead their own discussion sections (labs), gaining valuable teaching experience with the support of our departmental faculty. A one-week training program is provided before the start of classes in the fall semester, as well as a weekly support meetings.

Research Assistantships can involve working one-on-one with faculty members, projects or teams. RAs 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.

Assistantships are evaluated and renewed after one year, based on performance and academic standing. A ‘B” average or higher is required to maintain an assistantship.


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.

Learn More

Download the MACTS Program Brochure.pdf

Download the MACTS Facts Newsletter.pdf

Download the MACTS Handbook 2018-2019.pdf

Visit the Clemson Graduate School website


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