Graduate Assistantships

The Department of English awards a number of Graduate Assistantships (GAs) to qualified applicants. 

  • The GA carries a yearly stipend of $15,000 (beginning Fall 2023), tuition waiver, and partial reimbursement of health insurance. 
  • GAs who do not have previous experience or training in teaching college writing are required to take a graduate course 'Teaching College English' the summer prior to their appointment.
  • GAs in the MA in Literature and Writing program teach in the first year writing program. 
  • If you apply for Fall admission by the priority deadline (January 15), you are automatically considered for a GA. 
  • Students who apply after the deadline may be considered for a GA. Students who apply for spring or summer admission are not considered for a GA, but students may apply for internal funding during the next admission cycle.
  • For full information about GA, see the MA Literature/Writing Program Handbook