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Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantships

Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantships are opportunities for students through their 5th year which do not count towards a student’s 20 quarters of funding. They offer the chance for students to obtain professional development experience, and to explore special interests in other areas.


Students are eligible to be funded on these assistantships in their secondthrough fifthyear, and students from humanities and social sciences programs may “bank” up to four quarters of University funding to be used during their sixth year at the discretion of their home school. 

Programs with Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantships

The programs funded by The Graduate School (TGS) include: 

Service opportunities 

The following service opportunities provide a small amount of funding in addition to students’ regular funding. It is expected that students who undertake these opportunities are already receiving full-funding as a fellow, graduate assistant, or research assistant. 

Every graduate assistant in TGS must meet the eligibility requirements set for all students receiving financial aid.  Please review the  Regulations Governing Recipients of University Assistance  for more information.