We offer assistantships to our graduate students however, they are limited. They are awarded on a competitive basis based on the strength of your previous academic performance and the fit between your background and our teaching and research needs.
If you are given an assistantship, you will receive a partial tuition waiver and a stipend for the fall and spring semester. But not for the summer term.
You will work 10 or 20 hours per week with a faculty or administrator in the department during the school year.
To be considered for an assistantship, you will need to submit your online graduate application by:
- Fall Semester: February 1
- Spring Semester: October 15
There is a section on your online graduate application that asks if you would like to be considered for teaching and research assistantships. Please make sure to indicate your interest. No further steps are required.
We do award some fellowships to first-year graduate students enrolling in our Design and Merchandising Master of Science program. Fellowships are one-year, nonrenewable monetary awards. We grant these awards on the basis of academic merit.
To learn more about how to apply for fellowships, please contact our Graduate Programs Coordinator.
You can also apply for scholarships. Scholarships are available from the Department of Design and Merchandising and the College of Health and Human Sciences.
Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and the applications are due on March 1 at 11 p.m.
We also encourage you to apply for scholarships from external professional organizations such as:
- American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
- American Society of Interior Designers
- International Textiles and Apparel Association
- Kappa Omicron Nu
- Phi Upsilon Omicron