Graduate Assistantships

To receive a graduate assistantship, a student must be accepted by the University of Arkansas Graduate School and be admitted to a HHPR graduate program. Graduate assistantship stipends vary in amounts depending on work assignments, but all include a waiver of in-state and out-of-state tuition. Stipends range between $9,600 and $16,000.

Additional funding is available for qualified doctoral students in terms of fellowships. Doctoral graduate assistants who qualify as Doctoral Academy Fellows receive $22,000/year plus tuition and Distinguished Doctoral Fellows receive $32,000/year plus tuition.  Minimum qualifications for fellowships are (1) Doctoral Academy-GRE of 1050 on combined verbal/quantitative portions, GRE writing score of 5.0, graduate GPA of 3.65; (2) Distinguished Doctoral-GRE of 1200 on combined verbal/quantitative portions, GRE writing score of 5.5, graduate GPA 3.85. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. For more information, contact Professor Paul Calleja. Address inquiries to 308 HPER Building, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Contact Dr. Calleja at 479-575-2854, or fax 479-575-5778.

Note: Qualified minority applicants may apply for a Benjamin Lever Fellowship, which provides tuition assistance.