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Graduate Financial Information

MA/MS in English or Folklore and American Studies

Tuition Awards

When you apply to one of our graduate programs in English, American Studies, or Folklore, you will be automatically considered for a tuition award. They are awarded on merit to students who will be full-time Graduate Instructors.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarship Priority

The department has a select number of scholarships and tuition awards that it distributes to on-campus graduate students each spring. Our policy is to reward students who have proven themselves since matriculation into one of our programs.
Students in the English Department’s programs are eligible if they have completed at least 12 credits of graduate work toward their current degrees by the end of their second semester. Priority is given to students who are going to return for the following fall semester.
At this time, funding is not available for student taking classes in summer.   

Scholarship Application

Click here to fill out a Graduate Scholarship Application Form 2020.  Applications will be accepted from January 1st through February 17th.  Students applying for scholarships and tuition awards will be asked to submit a letter of application, a CV (curriculum vitae), and supporting materials. They will be reviewed by the Graduate Advisory Committee (GAC), which represents all graduate specializations in the department.

Graduate Instructorships

Requirements

Graduate Instructorship duties begin in August with a week-long, in-service training workshop prior to the semester. This is conducted by the Director of Writing.

The assignment will be 50 percent time, or approximately 20 hours of work per week. The normal teaching load is two sections of writing classes (e.g., composition).

To maintain GI-ship, remain in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 and grades of B- or better in major courses. 

Maintain your contractual obligations as a graduate instructor, which includes grading and responding to student projects within two weeks, teaching all assigned class periods, holding office hours, submitting final grades, attending departmental meetings, ect. 

Enroll in ENGL 6820: Practicum in Teaching English during fall semester if they have not done so already.

GI Support

Guarantee of continued support is contingent upon three factors:

  1. acceptable teaching performance;
  2. acceptable academic performance and progress towards the degree;
  3. sufficient funding from the university allowing the department to continue hiring GIs.

Although we anticipate that students will complete the degree in four years, support may be available for a fifth year if necessary.

 

Master of Technical Communication

Tuition Awards

When you apply to one of our graduate programs in English, American Studies, or Folklore, you will be automatically considered for a tuition award. They are awarded on merit to students who will be full-time Graduate Instructors.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarship Priority

The department has a select number of scholarships and tuition awards that it distributes to on-campus graduate students each spring. Our policy is to reward students who have proven themselves since matriculation into one of our programs.
Students in the English Department’s programs are eligible if they have completed at least 12 credits of graduate work toward their current degrees by the end of their second semester. Priority is given to students who are going to return for the following fall semester.
At this time, funding is not available for student taking classes in summer.   

Scholarship Application

Click here to fill out a Graduate Scholarship Application Form 2020.  Applications will be accepted from January 1st through February 17th.  Students applying for scholarships and tuition awards will be asked to submit a letter of application, a CV (curriculum vitae), and supporting materials. They will be reviewed by the Graduate Advisory Committee (GAC), which represents all graduate specializations in the department.

Graduate Instructorships

Requirements

Graduate Instructorship duties begin in August with a week-long, in-service training workshop prior to the semester. This is conducted by the Director of Writing.

The assignment will be 50 percent time, or approximately 20 hours of work per week. The normal teaching load is two sections of writing classes (e.g., composition).

To maintain GI-ship, remain in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 and grades of B- or better in major courses. 

Maintain your contractual obligations as a graduate instructor, which includes grading and responding to student projects within two weeks, teaching all assigned class periods, holding office hours, submitting final grades, attending departmental meetings, ect.

Enroll in ENGL 6820: Practicum in Teaching English during fall semester if they have not done so already.

GI Support

Guarantee of continued support is contingent upon three factors:

  1. acceptable teaching performance;
  2. acceptable academic performance and progress towards the degree;
  3. sufficient funding from the university allowing the department to continue hiring GIs.

Although we anticipate that students will complete the degree in four years, support may be available for a fifth year if necessary.

Teaching Tech Comm

If PhD students have passed ENGL 7860: Teaching Technical Writing or demonstrated equivalent formal preparation, they may be given the opportunity to teach certain upper-division technical communication courses, notably ENGL 3080: Introduction to Technical Communication, ENGL 3400: Professional Writing, and ENGL 3410: Professional Writing Technology.

 

PhD Financial Information

PhD students have access to four kinds of financial aid: Graduate Assistanceships, scholarships & fellowships, tuition awards, and student loans. For more information about student loand, see USU Financial Aid. The PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric will not accept students unless it can offer them a GI-ship. 

Scholarships and Fellowships

The English Department has access to a limited amount of scholarship money for which PhD students will be considered. In the future we expect to develop some research fellowships that will be available to PhD students. Current students may apply for scholarships by filling out the Scholarship Application and turning it into the office. 

Graduate Instructorships

Requirements

Graduate Instructorship duties begin in August with a week-long, in-service training workshop prior to the semester. This is conducted by the Director of Writing.

The assignment will be 50 percent time, or approximately 20 hours of work per week. The normal teaching load is two sections of writing classes (e.g., composition).

To maintain GI-ship, remain in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 and grades of B- or better in major courses. 

Maintain your contractual obligations as a graduate instructor, which includes grading and responding to student projects within two weeks, teaching all assigned class periods, holding office hours, submitting final grades, attending departmental meetings, ect.

Enroll in ENGL 6820: Practicum in Teaching English during fall semester if they have not done so already.

GI Support

Guarantee of continued support is contingent upon three factors:

  1. acceptable teaching performance;
  2. acceptable academic performance and progress towards the degree;
  3. sufficient funding from the university allowing the department to continue hiring GIs.

Although we anticipate that students will complete the degree in four years, support may be available for a fifth year if necessary.

Teaching Tech Comm

If PhD students have passed ENGL 7860: Teaching Technical Writing or demonstrated equivalent formal preparation, they may be given the opportunity to teach certain upper-division technical communication courses, notably ENGL 3080: Introduction to Technical Communication, ENGL 3400: Professional Writing, and ENGL 3410: Professional Writing Technology.

Tuition Awards

Residency Requirements

Utah Resident- Doctoral students who work as Graduate Instructors receive awards of resident (instate) tuition up to 9 credits a semester, leaving students to pay only the fees associated with their classes. Students who are not employed by the English department or by another department as Graduate Instructors receive no awards and must pay full tuition and fees.

Non-Resident- Doctoral students who work as Graduate Instructors receive awards of non-resident tuition up to 9 credits a semester for the first year, leaving students to pay only the fees associated with their classes. By the end of that year they will need to have established Utah residency to avoid being charged nonresident tuition in subsequent years. Students who are not employed by the English department or by another department as Graduate Instructors receive no awards and must pay full tuition and fees.

International Student- International students, who cannot legally establish Utah residency, will continue to receive waivers of nonresident tuition as long as they are employed as Graduate Instructors.

Tuition Award Requirements

Tuition awards will cover only those classes approved by the student’s Supervisory Committee for inclusion on the student’s Program of Study form. Students must check with their Supervisory Committee before registering for classes each semester. The Supervisory Committee may approve certain upper-division undergraduate classes, but lower-division undergraduate classes and recreational classes will not be covered by tuition awards.

Tuition Information

Classes taken through Distance Education may have higher tuition costs than on-campus classes. Tuition waivers are not increased to cover this difference in cost, which must be paid by the student. For an estimate of tuition costs, see the Aggie Cost Calculator.