APPLICANTS FOR FALL ADMISSION:
Doctoral program applicants for fall admission compete for teaching assistantships
and fellowships. In order to be considered for an award, the application
file must be complete by January 2. This means that the following items
must be attached to your online application on or before January
1: application, official GRE scores, transcripts, three letters of
recommendation, Statement of Purpose and writing sample.
Teaching Assistantship awards are highly competitive; 4 to 6 teaching
assistantships are awarded to fall applicants each year. Although all
application materials are reviewed and considered, GRE Scores and GPA
are integral to decision-making for TA awards. Present competitive scores
are for admission will be at least 600 Verbal, 600 Quantitative and 5.0
Analytic; however, the average combined score for applicants awarded
financial assistance is 1308 with 5.1 Analytic Writing.
The tables for current GRE scores comparable to these requirements are
located at the ETS website.
Dean's Excellence Award (DEA): Applicants for fall admission also compete for the
DEA which increases the TA stipend to $15,000 per year for 4 years. One DEA is
awarded each year and is included in the 4 to 6 teaching assistantships awarded
to applicants each year. Requirements for DEA are a minimum GRE (VQ) of 1250 with
CONTINUING DOCTORAL STUDENTS:
Teaching assistantship awards are highly competitive and are awarded based on academic
record, seniority and availability of assistantships. Occasionally a one year or
one semester award will be made based on department need. Continuing students applying
for a teaching assistantship must have no incomplete grades. Deadline for application
is February 1.
Renewal of a teaching assistantship/associateship depends on the length of the original
award, academic progress, teaching record and College of Arts and Sciences limitations.
Incomplete policy: any incomplete that is older than 8 months disqualifies a current
TA from applying for the renewal of a teaching assistantship. Deadline for application
for renewal is February 1.
TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP DETAILS
Teaching assistantships consist of: a $10,500 stipend distributed over the course
of the fall and spring semesters via biweekly paycheck in exchange for 20 hours
of work per week and a tuition waiver that covers all tuition except for “student
fees.” In Fall 2004, semester fees payable by a student registered for 12 hours
was: $530.44 for In-state tuition and $908.44 for Out-of-State tuition.
Presidential Doctoral Fellowship (PDF): The top one or two applicants for fall admission
to the Philosophy Doctoral Program are nominated for the PDF. The PDF is $20,000
per year for five years with tuition waiver plus other perquisites. In three of
the past four years, a philosophy student has been offered a PDF.
University Graduate Fellowship (UGF): In even-numbered years, one applicant for
fall admission to the Philosophy Doctoral Program is awarded a $10,000 one-year
UGF with a tuition waiver.
Information regarding several fellowships not mentioned on this page appears on
the following Graduate Studies page