Graduate Assistantships (normally with teaching duties) are available on a competitive basis to both M.A. and Ph.D. students and carry academic year stipends ranging from $13,000 to $16,000. These assistantships include waivers of in-state and out-of-state tuition. The Department is able to award 14-18 assistantships each academic year with 3-6 of these typically going to incoming graduate students.

For 2006-07, graduate assistants pay a matriculation fee of $25 and student fees of approximately $536 each semester, but many of these fees can be waived once a student has completed coursework. One of the student fees is a health fee, which entitles the student to use the University Health Service, and all graduate assistants supported by the Department receive a health insurance benefit.

International applicants who are required to submit TOEFL scores for admission must score at least 26 on the IBT Speak test prior to being offered support as teaching assistants. For more information about this requirement, click here.

For more information about graduate student life at UGA, visit the Graduate Student Association website.