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Graduate Student Support

Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships.

The University offers a number of competitive fellowships for graduate study, some annual and some multi-year.

A limited number of TAships are awarded on the basis of the Classics faculty’s judgment of academic performance of the applicant and her/his potential for teaching. TAs are expected to teach at least one Latin course and assist in or teach a recitation section of a large enrollment course in Classics.  All teaching assistants are regarded as teachers-in-training; they participate in University-required orientation sessions, they are carefully supervised and evaluated by a member of the Program faculty, and they have access to the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching for preparation for a college teaching career and for their own teaching development.

Teaching assistantships are awarded annually and are renewable depending on performance satisfactory to the teaching faculty of the Program, a minimum average of 3.3 with no individual grade lower than a “B,” and on availability of funding.

Teaching assistants may also apply for summer appointments, which are sometimes available.

Teaching assistantships pay approximately $17,698 a year, and also carry a full tuition scholarship and cover health care.

Applicants at students are encouraged to review fellowship opportunities at the Graduate School website.