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Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available to both doctoral (PhD) and master's students in the department. 

Graduate assistants receive a tuition waiver and a stipend for the academic year. The stipend is paid in 10 installments across the fall and spring semesters. Students on assistantship receive a tuition waiver but no stipend for summer terms. The master's level assistantships pay a stipend of $9, 500 dollars per academic year. The PhD level assistantships include a stipend of $16,500 per year.

Students on assistantships work 20 hours per week in the department during regular semesters and 10 hours per week during the summer. GA duties may include working in the departmental or clinical office, teaching undergraduate classes, serving as a teaching assistant to a faculty member or functioning as a research assistant. The department funds approximately 20 students across both graduate programs depending on the actual number of PhD versus masters assistantships funded in a given year.

The application for an assistantship is located on the Graduate School website and should be returned to the Graduate School. Once the assistantship application is on file in the Graduate School, students will be automatically considered for GAs within the Department of Communicative Disorders. Students can also apply for positions in other departments and offices across the campus. You may apply for an assistantship at the time that you apply for admission or at any time after that. For CODI department assistantships, It is best to complete the assistantship application at the same time time as you apply for admission, since most assistantships are awarded in the spring for the following academic year.