Funding Sources for Graduate Students

Funding Sources for Graduate Students

Graduate Assistantships

Full-time students are eligible to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship. Our Assistantships are very competitive with other MA programs. They cover the cost of tuition for 2 years and all but a few fees. They also provide $13,000 each year for living expenses. Most students teach sections of Public Speaking, which they find very rewarding. We sometimes have positions outside the school in International Studies and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences as well.

Yates Fellowship Program

The mission of the Yates Fellowship Program at the University of Cincinnati is to enrich the educational environment for all graduate students by supporting the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority groups who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with high potential for academic success to graduate programs at the University of Cincinnati. Applicants should be sure to identify their eligibility to their program. Application portfolios must be completed as early as possible in order for the applicant's program to evaluate their eligibility.

· See for details

· If you are interested in pursuing a Yates fellowship, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Zhuo Ban at

UC Students 4+1 BA/MA Program Funding

When taking graduate courses in the senior year, students receive a UGS tuition scholarship, which results in your paying undergraduate tuition rates. After earning the BA degree, students will be formally admitted to the Graduate School and be charged graduate tuition for their coursework. In that second year, students receive a UGS tuition scholarship equal to 25% of graduate tuition for two semesters of full-time graduate study.

Students in their “+1” year of the program can apply for Graduate Assistantships on campus. However, there is no guarantee of these positions.

Positions at UC

Students who do not have funding can search for on-campus positions. See