The Graduate School at Montclair University provides competitive assistantships which offer full tuition remission and a stipend in exchange for work conducted with department faculty. The department also offers additional funding to attend key conferences or professional development opportunities with higher amounts given to students presenting scholarly work.
We make every effort to fund all doctoral students through their first four years of study, unless otherwise agreed to at the time of admission. Support is provided through doctoral fellowships, teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, grants, and consulting or research contracts and fellowships.
Students in their first two years of study typically receive a doctoral fellowship. These fellowships are 10-month contracts that provide a stipend and tuition remission. Doctoral fellows are assigned to a faculty member and expected to assist the faculty member with their research and teaching responsibilities. Assignments require 20 hours of work per week. Specific duties can vary depending on the particular assignment but may include coordinating the faculty member’s research program and team, grading exams and assignments, proctoring exams, and holding office hours. In their third and fourth year of study, students have opportunities for funding by teaching undergraduate courses across the academic year plus additional sources such as centers, organizations, and external agencies both within and outside of the University.
Funding for students may be awarded on a competitive basis for exceptional students. Funding takes the form of a graduate assistantship or teaching assistantship. Both are a 10-month contract that provides tuition and fee remission, and a stipend. Graduate assistants are assigned to a faculty member and spend 20 hours per week assisting the faculty member with their research activities. Specific duties may vary. Teaching assistants are assigned to one or two faculty who teach in large sized courses and spend 20 hours a week assisting with teaching duties.