Degree Programs

Fellowships and Assistantships

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Department of Education Graduate Fellowship
In 2009, Winston Salem State University was awarded a 3 million ($500,000 over the next six years) U.S. Department of Education grant to enhance graduate education in the STEM areas, which includes science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and allied health fields. The grant is to be used to increase the university's ability to produce master's degree graduates in the following graduate programs: Nursing, Physical Therapy, Computer Science and Information Technology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Occupational Therapy, and the Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT). Based on financial need, full-time graduate students are able to receive full tuition coverage as well as travel expenses assistance for presentations and more. Click below to learn more about our fellowship program or to download an application.

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The Graduate School offers three types of assistantships - Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), Graduate Research Assistant (GRA), and Graduate Administrative Assistant (GAA). We offer three levels of assistantship:

  • Full-time
    $10,000 for the academic year – 20 hours of service each week
  • Part-time
    $ 5,000 for the academic year – 10 hours of service each week
  • Quarter-time
    $ 2,500 for the academic year – 5 hours of service each week

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

Fall (August)

July 1

Spring (January)

November 1

Please submit your application and required documents to your program coordinator. Contact and mailing information for program coordinators is listed on the Graduate Assistantship Checklist.

Initial Graduate Assistantship Appointment

Each student who is offered a Graduate Research/Teaching/Administrative Assistantship will be notified in writing of the terms and conditions of their appointment. The following documentation is required for all new or initial Graduate Research/Teaching/ Administrative Assistantship appointments:

The following documentation is required for all new or initial International students for Graduate Research/Teaching/Administrative Assistantship appointments:

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