- Graduate Program
Assistantships & Fellowships
Professional assistants work either in the department or in another office on campus. Professional assistantships usually are assigned to communication students who are interested in advertising, public relations, journalism, and/or media production. The availability of assistantships varies and is dependent upon university approval.
In order to receive full consideration for funding, students should complete their Graduate Education Admission Packages and submit an Application for Department of Communication Assistantship Form to the Department of Communication by January 15. Applications received after that date may be considered for funding based upon availability.
Teaching Assistants (TAs) - Generally, teaching assistants teach their own sections of CMM 1200: Public Speaking. Assistants are in charge of all aspects of the course and gain firsthand experience in the classroom.
Research Assistants (RAs) - For this assistantship, students gain research experience by working closely with communication faculty members to help them with research projects. Research assistant duties vary according to the needs of the faculty.
Professional Assistants - Professional assistants work either in the department or in another office on campus. Professional assistantships usually are assigned to communication students who are interested in advertising, public relations, journalism, and/or media production. Click here for a complete list.
Presidential and Diversity Fellowships - The Department of Communication may nominate one student seeking a master's degree each year for a Presidential or Diversity Fellowship. The Presidential and Diversity Fellowships are awarded to newly accepted Master's or Doctoral level students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic achievement and potential for success in Graduate Education. Applicants are nominated by their departments, and Graduate Education at Saint Louis University's Presidential or Diversity Fellowship Committee makes the final recommendation. Applicants for the Diversity Fellowship must demonstrate a commitment to leadership in promoting diversity in the discipline and other attributes identified by his/her discipline that will contribute to the discipline's goal of diversity. If you would like to be considered for nomination, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator. Applicants must have a completed graduate application package by February 1st. Contract Period July - May. See a more detailed description here.
To seek other financial assistance, such as federal or state grants or loans, contact the University's Office of Student Financial Services.