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Assistantships & Fellowships

The University awards some Doctoral Fellowships annually to qualified graduate students. Doctoral fellows are generally appointed to the Department of Psychology where they work eighteen hours per week in support of faculty research. Additional assistantships are available in both academic and non-academic departments throughout the University. The University requires recipients to maintain a full-time course of study, and work fifteen hours per week in their respective department. The assistantships provide tuition remission for a maximum of fifteen credits and sometimes, a stipend. Recipients are prohibited from outside employment for the duration of their contract with the University.

Interested students must complete the Application for Graduate Assistantships/ Doctoral Fellowships. Two letters of recommendation are required. Additionally, applicants must submit the results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), both General and Subject tests. Generally, Graduate Assistants have been selected based on academic achievement. Individual departments may have specific criteria for the consideration of assistants; the applicant should contact the Graduate Division of St. John's College for more information.

Applicants for assistantships must also complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application; both forms are available in the Office of Financial Aid.

For further information about fellowships and assistantships at St. John's University please view the Graduate Fellows and Assistants Manual.