The SLP MS program encourages students to see all forms of support, including assistantships and scholarships.
A "GA" is a Graduate Assistantship. The Graduate Studies Assistantship Program at Towson University offers a limited number of graduate assistantships each year to qualified students. Students apply for either full-time (20 hours per week) or half-time (10 hours per week) assistantships for a period of one semester (Fall or Spring), one academic year, or summer. There are also a limited number of graduate teaching assistantships and research assistantships in certain programs. Students must submit an assistantship application to the Graduate Assistantship Office in Graduate Studies and submit a resume to potential faculty or staff supervisors.
A GA pays for some or all of your tuition and provides you with a small stipend in bi-monthly payments for ten months (September-June). There are some summer GA positions which you must also apply for. The type of waiver and size of stipend you receive is dependent on the type of assistantship you are awarded.
Please visit the Graduate Studies Office website for additional details about GAs.
*During minimester (January classes), graduate assistants do NOT receive tuition waivers. However, out-of-state students may receive in-state rates if they contact the GAO office via e-mail before registering for minimester courses.
Your GA tuition waiver covers tuition but not university fees. If you receive a GA position, you will still be responsible for paying the fees, which typically are over $1,000 per semester of full-time study. For more information, go the the Towson University Student & University Billing Office website.
How do I apply for a GA position?
To be eligible for an assistantship, students must:
Although there is no application deadline, some on-campus assistants are selected in early or late spring. Others are selected in July through early September, as often faculty are awarded a GA position after the fiscal budget has been announced. Available GA positions are often posted, however, in many cases by the time they appear on the GAO website, the position has already been filled.
What are my chances of securing a GA position?
We can't make any promises, but the following facts will give you an idea of how many of our Speech-Language Pathology students were awarded a GA and what we're doing to help.