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Doctoral Research Assistantships

Full time doctoral students (those taking 9 credit hours in the Fall or Spring) are eligible to participate in the Doctoral Research Assistantship program.

The purpose of the Doctoral Research Assistantship (DRA) is to provide doctoral students with financial support in order to help them obtain their educational objectives, and to provide them with research experience that will assist them in launching and furthering their careers.

Doctoral research assistants work 20 hours per week and are appointed for 9 months. Recipients will be eligible for summer employment based upon departmental need and available funding. Applicants may indicate a doctoral faculty member with whom they would like to work. Every effort is made to honor those requests and/or to match graduate assistants with doctoral program faculty who have similar research or career interests; however, no guarantees can be made.

If you wish to apply for a DRA position, download and submit the following form to the School Improvement Doctoral Program Director by February 1 for a position beginning on September 1 of the same year. Newly admitted students and students in their first year of the School Improvement Program are eligible to apply.

For additional information on Doctoral Research Assistantships, click here.