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Communication & Journalism Department|Graduate student assistance

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The University of Wyoming is consistently one of the best values in the country. Additionally, there are a variety of options for funding your COJO Graduate Program experience. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION FOR A COJO TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP IS MARCH 10. Please email COJO Graduate Director Cindy Price Schultz at if you are interested in being considered for a teaching assistantship. You must have a complete file to be considered. Only a few are available, so the assistantships are very competitive.


• For information on costs of attendance for graduate students, visit the Graduate School Finances Page.


• For on-campus housing (residence halls or University Apartments), visit the Residence Life and Dining Services Page.

• For off-campus housing, visit the classified ads section of the Laramie newspaper, The Boomerang.


• Financial support is available through departmental teaching assistantships.

o A student who has been awarded a teaching assistantship will teach one of the following topics: public speaking, reporting and newswriting persuasive argumentation

o A stipend plus a remission of tuition and fees; students are responsible for the nominal A&S computer fee.

• International students can apply for an assistantship, but it requires an exceptional command of English, including previous experience in an American English speaking environment or an English speaking education.

• In general, graduate assistantships are awarded for one year and those students who successfully fulfill their academic and teaching responsibilities are offered a second year, unless the student receives the assistantship only during the second year of their program.

o A limited number of special assistantships are available University-wide for minority students, and the department strongly seeks applications from such persons. For Fall 2016, one is available to teach public speaking. For more information, contact Dr. Cindy Price Schultz,

o The department does not limit enrollment just to those students who it can support financially. Many students either support themselves or receive assistantships through other programs. o Students who begin their graduate program without an assistantship, and are successful in the program, are given priority when assistantships do become available.


• Applicants may wish to investigate and pursue other forms of support such as scholarships, loans, part-time work, work-study, or service as a graduate assistant in other programs. Past students have been graduate assistants in these areas: Athletics (Marketing, Academic Support, Media Relations, Broadcast Production), Residence Life and Dining Services, Campus Recreation, Outdoor Program, Gender & Women’s Studies, Wyoming Student Union, Campus Activities Center, SLCE program, and Greek Life, among others. However, just because students have received assistantships in the previously mentioned departments does not mean that assistantships are currently available for fall. It is possible that the assistantship is only offered every other year or that the funding for the position no longer exists.

• In addition, a limited amount of financial assistance is available through the Office of Student Financial Aid.


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