Funding and Support

Graduate Teaching Assistantships 

The Department of Sociology offers graduate teaching assistantships to outstanding students.  

These assistantships provide students with a full tuition waiver (for three classes per term) plus a stipend of $4000 per term in return for their work as assistants to the faculty. Students who are awarded a GTA (graduate teaching assistantship) have the opportunity to work closely with the faculty on their courses and make a significant contribution to the quality of the courses offered to both lower and upper division students.

A GTA is deeply involved in the life of the department, as the position requires full-time enrollment (three seminars) and about twenty hours per week of grading, tutoring, and other assistance to the faculty.  The Department provides GTAs with a dedicated workspace near the Department's office suite in the Culture and Society building on the Boca Raton campus, as well as a range of professional development opportunities.

If the GTA's work in both the assistantship and the graduate program is satisfactory, the assistantship is continued for the four terms necessary to complete the degree.

The assistantship includes a full waiver of tuition plus a stipend; students are responsible for paying all student fees.

NOTE:  When you submit your statement of purpose and your writing sample, please indicate in your email whether you wish to be considered for an assistantship.  


To be considered for a GTA position, students should submit their full applications by the following deadlines: 

Fall Admission: March 1st 

Spring Admission: November 1st 

Applicants seeking a Graduate Teaching Assistantship may wish to defer admission until Fall term, when assistantships are most likely to be available.  

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