Graduate Program

Graduate Assistantships

Several types of assistantships are available within the sociology department and in other units of the university.  

  • Teaching and research assistantships with the sociology department. Competitive stipends are available for the nine-month academic year, plus a tuition waiver (excluding fees).
  • Administrative and research assistantships in other units of the university. Stipends vary.
  • Research assistantships on funded research projects. Stipends vary.
  • Graduate school fellowships are also available on a competitive basis. Financial support for minorities is available through the Rhoten A. Smith Assistantship Program.

Tuition waivers are awarded to holders of assistantships and fellowships.

You can find the assistantship application here.  Please note that applications received before March 1 will be given priority consideration.

Grants-in-aid and loans are also available through the Student Financial Aid Office.  Find out more about other financing options here.

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Contact Dr. Diane Rodgers, Director of Graduate Studies at drodgers@niu.edu