The New Media Studies program offers several forms of program-based financial assistance, including graduate assistantships and a partial tuition fellowship. These forms of assistance require an application separate from the program application, and tend to be very competitive. For more information on applying for either a GA position or the New Media Studies Fellowship, please see the Graduate Assistant and Fellowship application form.
Typically, Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions require students to work 20 hours per week. GA positions carry full tuition for up to six graduate-level courses taken for credit towards your degree during the academic year and a stipend of $7,500, payable September through May. This award covers a maximum of 12 courses at College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) tuition rates over a two-year period. The assistantship may cover additional costs for courses at non-LAS rates, but that determination will be made case by case. Some GA positions require only 10 hours of work per week; such positions cover a maximum of 6 courses at the LAS rate, and include a stipend of $3,750 over the course of the academic year.
New Media Studies Fellowship
The New Media Studies Fellowship is a merit-based award that requires no additional work commitment. Students who receive the fellowship have demonstrated excellence in their previous academic coursework. Both prospective and current students are eligible for an NMS Fellowship. The Fellowship covers three courses at the LAS rate for one year. One NMS Fellowship is available for the 2016-2017 academic year.