Graduate assistantships at IUP are selectively awarded to highly qualified graduate students.
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As of February 2016, newly admitted students
their interest in earning a graduate assistantship award through
admissions application. Students
prior to February 2016 should communicate their interests directly
their program coordinator.
Some graduate programs utilize a
program-specific graduate assistantship
application process. Please
graduate assistantship inquiries to the program coordinator.
The School of Graduate Studies and Research does not distribute paper or electronic
applications for graduate assistantships. For questions related to
admissions application, please contact Graduate Admissions at
There are award options for full-time and
all awards offer a stipend plus tuition dollars. Please contact the program
awards offered through your graduate program.
If you are applying to a graduate program and you are interested in a graduate assistantship, there is a required field on the application for admission to indicate your interest. If you are a current graduate student and you are interested in a graduate assistantship, please contact your program coordinator.
Full-time graduate students are enrolled in at least 9 credits during the Fall semester and 9 credits during the Spring semester.
Some programs also award one-semester (Fall or Spring) Graduate Assistantships to full time students that require either 10 or 20 hours of assigned duties per week for that semester.
To be eligible for an assistantship as a part-time student, students must enroll for 6 credits in the Fall term and 6 credits in the Spring term.
Stipends for assistantships may change from year to year. Contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research (724-357-4511 or
firstname.lastname@example.org) for current stipend levels.
International Students: Assistantships cannot be used to indicate financial support on IUP’s Foreign Student Financial Statement Form.
During the 2013–2014 academic year, IUP awarded 57 doctoral fellowships and 19 scholarships to graduate students who were recommended by their program coordinators.
The Julius P. Filcik Doctoral Fellowship was also awarded. Eligible candidates are first-year doctoral students who demonstrate strong academic preparation, potential for excellence in teaching and research, and the ability to contribute to the community of doctoral scholars at IUP. Students are nominated for this one-year fellowship by their graduate program coordinators and are eligible if they have been awarded either a graduate assistantship or a teaching associate.
View information about external scholarship and fellowship opportunities.
Please contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research at
to inquire further about scholarships.
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