Useful Links for Graduates

Below are a list of helpful links as you navigate your way through Graduate Studies

Funding:

A limited number of scholarships and assistantships are available in the Department. The Sociology Department normally awards three Graduate Teaching Assistantships amounting to $11,776.00 each for the regular session. The recipient will be expected to perform teaching and related duties in association with faculty supervision. The Graduate Studies Committee of the Department may recommend the Assistantship recipient for a Summer Scholarship if he/she continues to work on his/her thesis or research project during the summer months. The recipient of the Summer Scholarship must maintain an on-campus residence and may not be employed in other work exceeding twelve hours per week and/or receiving employment income which exceeds 50 percent of the value of the scholarship. Evidence of work completed during the summer months will be required by the Graduate Advisory Committee and the Graduate Studies Committee.

Graduate Scholarships of $18,000.00 per year may be awarded to students enrolled in the Ph.D. program and $15,000.00 per year for students in the M.A. program. These scholarships may be awarded by the College of Graduate Studies and Research to fully-qualified M.A. & Ph.D. candidates upon the recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Department. Please note that there is a limited number of these awards and that they are subject to intense competition. A recipient of a scholarship may provide some services to the Department as a marker or reader for which financial support is given at rates established by the University. These additional services must not exceed 12 hours per week for which the pay cannot exceed 50 percent of the value of the scholarship. Upon the recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Department, the scholarship recipient may continue to receive the scholarship for the summer months if research and other work towards the completion of the degree are continued during these months. The recipient must maintain an on-campus residence and must not engage in other work which exceeds 12 hours per week for which the pay must not exceed 50 percent of the value of the scholarship. Evidence of work completed during the summer period will be required by both the Advisory and Graduate Studies Committees.

Normally a M.A. candidate may hold a Teaching Fellowship or a graduate scholarship for two years and a Ph.D. candidate for three.

Qualified students may also be assigned to grade correspondence class papers and assignments. Financial support is available for students providing these services.

A separate application for financial assistance is not required. Applicants desiring financial assistance should so indicate on the Application for Admission to Graduate Studies and Research form. Applicants requiring financial assistance must apply for the subsequent academic year.

Academic:

Graduate Awards, Competitions & Scholarships

Student Life: