We hope you have found on our website the information you seek on courses, faculty, admissions, program requirements, and more. Should you have other questions or concerns, please feel free to drop by our department office:
Main Hall Room 512
For information on graduate tuition and fees, please visit the WCU Bursar's page.
The Department does not offer direct financial aid. It does, however, receive authorization for a limited number of graduate assistantships each year through the Office of Graduate Studies and Sponsored Research. The Department makes every effort to direct deserving students toward financial support.
The applicant to the Master of Arts program wishing to be considered for an assistantship should submit the appropriate forms included with the application for admission to the University, to the Office of Graduate Studies and Sponsored Research. A copy of these forms can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Studies and Sponsored Research.
A student who has already completed some coursework and who wishes to be considered for a graduate assistantship must submit a request in writing to the Office of Graduate Studies and Sponsored Research. A copy of this request should be sent to the Department's Coordinator of Graduate Studies. If approved by the department, the student's name will be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Studies and Sponsored Research. Assistantships cannot be awarded until the university-wide budget-approval process for the upcoming semester or academic year is complete.
There are a number of departmental and university-wide duties graduate students perform:
Other Sources of Graduate Assistant Positions and Aid: Alternatively, a student might be assigned to help with certain university-wide projects, ranging from administrative work with programs to tutoring in the Center for Academic Excellence.