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MS in FCS Graduate Assistantships 

Thank you so much for your interest in serving as a Graduate Assistant for the School of Family and Consumer Sciences!

Graduate Assistantship applications are due by 4:30pm on February 15th.  If that date falls on a weekend, applications are due on the Friday prior to February 15th. 

A listing of all FCS Graduate Assistantships can be found at:
FCS Graduate Assistant Descriptions (pdf)

For general information about Graduate Assistantships at EIU, please click here.

Application Directions:

1) Prior to applying for a Graduate Assistantship, an application for admission as a degree seeking candidate must be on file in the Graduate School. All documents submitted for the MS in FCS application will be reviewed for Graduate Assistantship positions.

2) Complete on-line Graduate Assistantship application:

3) Two letters of recommendation are required using this form:

4) Personal Goal Statement: This statement should explain your professional career goals and the relationship of those goals to your graduate program and a graduate assistantship. This statement should specifically indicate the type(s) of assistantship(s) you are seeking and your related qualifications.

Send materials to:

Dr. Linda Simpson, Graduate Coordinator
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston IL, 61920
email: ldsimpson@eiu.edu

Eligibility requirements include a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, a 2.75 (4.0 scale) grade point average, and academic and experiential preparation appropriate and sufficient for the assistantship position sought. Assistantships are awarded only for the time period specified by the contract. An extension or renewal is not implied or guaranteed. Students may reapply to the appropriate department.


Again, thank you for your interest. I look forward to hearing from you!