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 scholarship.
  • 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 (including out-of-state tuition is waived for 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. Keri Burchfield, Director of Graduate Studies kburchfield@niu.edu