Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships


The PhD program offers a limited number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAships) to full-time students. These are open to both incoming and ongoing students.

GTAships entitle students to receive tuition remission for the full-time course load of 24 credit per year, including summer. GTAships require students to teach five undergraduate courses each year of up to 35 students each.

GTAships are subject to yearly renewal at the discretion of the program, on the basis of program needs, student progress toward the degree, and classroom performance, as determined through faculty teaching observation and student evaluations.

To apply for a GTAship, please complete the GTAship Application,(PDF) which is separate from the application for admission, and return it directly by e-mail to the PhD Program Administrator (not SIGS) by January 15th.

Undergraduate teaching is occasionally available for selected graduate students at part-time teaching rates. Inquiries may be made by e-mail to the PhD Program Administrator .


In addition, a very limited number of fellowships may be awarded to incoming full-time students at the discretion of the program. Admitted applicants eligible for such fellowships will be notified.

Neither GTAs nor Fellows are permitted to hold any employment at or beyond the university. Outside employment constitutes grounds for dismissal both from the GTAship or Fellowship and from the PhD program itself.