and fellowships in the humanities, sciences and social sciences are
awarded annually to qualified graduate students. Appointees carry a
program of graduate study commensurate with their fellowship and
assistantship schedules. Assistantships and fellowships provide
remission of tuition; for some fellowships, fees are also covered
and/or a stipend is available (see the information below).
Assistantships and fellowships are contracted on a yearly
are given on the basis of academic merit. Graduate Assistants are
only expected to submit GRE scores if they are required within
their primary department of study, and only if they are working
within that primary department. If a department or program does not
require GRE scores, they are not required for consideration of an
Assistantship. All awardees are expected to have an
undergraduate overall GPA of at least 3.20. Graduate Assistants
will be expected to show evidence of a 3.20 GPA or above in any
previous graduate work. Doctoral Fellows will be expected to show
evidence of 3.5 GPA or above in any previous graduate work. GA’s
who do not maintain these minimum GPAs will not be eligible to keep
about and applications for graduate assistantships are available
from the Office of Admissions. Information about fellowships is
available from the Office of the Academic Dean of the particular
graduate unit. All credentials for assistantships and fellowships
should be submitted no later than March 1, unless otherwise noted.
The Financial Aid Office must be consulted regarding financial aid
form filing requirements for graduate assistants and
A number of research fellowships are available in liberal arts and
social science departments. These fellowships are made available
through grants from governmental agencies and various industrial
concerns. For more information, contact Michael Wolfe,
Associate Dean, Graduate Arts and Sciences.
University Doctoral Fellowships
A limited number of University Doctoral Fellowships are available
for programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree (Biology,
Clinical Psychology). These fellowships are academic honors that
are offered only to highly qualified students. They provide a
stipend and defray tuition and fees. A fellowship recipient has no
additional work responsibilities beyond graduate studies. The term
of each award is one calendar year, and ordinarily may not be
renewed. University Doctoral Fellows are eligible to apply for
other forms of fellowships when their awards end.
University Doctor of Arts
A limited number of University Doctor of Arts Fellowships in
English and History are available. The amount of this fellowship
award is remission of tuition and fees for up to two graduate
courses in each semester of the academic year. Stipends are not
awarded to Doctor of Arts Fellowship recipients. The sole criterion
for selection of these awards is academic merit. Students may be
considered for fellowship renewal. Further information is available
from the Chair of the Departments or Dean Michael Wolfe.
Clare Boothe Luce Doctoral Fellowships in
Clare Boothe Luce Fellowships are academic honors offered each year
to a limited number of superior female doctoral applicants in
Biology. The Luce Fellowships, a legacy of the estate of Mrs. Clare
Boothe Luce, were established at a few select institutions to
encourage women to study and subsequently pursue academic careers
in science, mathematics and engineering. These Fellowships provide
a stipend, dependency allowance and tuition waivers for up to
thirty credits per academic year. Appointments are for an initial
two-year period, with possibility of renewal for a third year.
Recipients of Clare Boothe Luce Fellowships have no additional
duties beyond their graduate studies and may not accept employment
either inside or outside of the University while they hold
fellowships. Eligibility for these awards is limited to U.S.
citizens. Further information is available from the Chair of the
Biological Sciences Department.