Financial Support

Fellowships & Graduate School GTA (Graduate Teaching Assistant) Awards:

The Psychology Department has access to a limited number of Graduate School Awards and Fellowships as well as GTA and GRA awards to use in the recruitment process. Currently, all of these are awarded based on university-wide competition. Because of the high quality of our program's applicants, the clinical program typically has been successful in securing several awards for our entering students. However, the department must submit completed nominations for these select fellowships and Graduate School GTA Awards early during the application period each year. Consequently, students who wish to be considered for them should strive to have their application materials completed in advance of the formal application deadline.

Other Financial Support:

Aside from the Fellowships and Graduate School GTA awards mentioned above, the financial support for entering graduate students comes in two forms: Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs). The program is strongly committed to providing all entering students with financial support during their first year in the program. In the second year and beyond, especially after our students have received the MA degree, the variety of support resources expands somewhat beyond the typical GTA and GRA appointments as they become eligible for Assistant Instructorships (AIs) within the Psychology Department and also become eligible for positions in area mental health organizations. Although the program often cannot "guarantee" funding in the second year and beyond to students who enter with GTA and GRA support during the first year, in fact our advanced students are rarely without financial support in one form or another.

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