The Department offers several teaching and research assistantships to highly qualified students each year. Stipends are for nine months of each academic year along with tuition waivers and health insurance. Assistantships can be renewed for up to two years (M.A. and M.S. program) or four years (Ph.D. program) pending satisfactory academic progress and satisfactory work performance. Assistantships are offered on a year-to-year basis. Applicants who wish to be considered for graduate assistantships must signify their interest in being considered on the Departmental graduate application form. All graduate assistants must comply with the Graduate College’s policies and procedures concerning graduate assistantships and with the Department’s policies and procedures concerning graduate assistantships.