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EIU Department of Master of Arts in English

Graduate Assistantships


The English Department is pleased to offer competitively-awarded graduate assistantships. These assistantships provide financial support to qualified graduate students who are enrolled as degree-seeking candidates. Graduate assistantship offers are made during the spring semester along with offers of admission to the English M.A. Program.


Students who are awarded graduate assistantships receive a monthly stipend and tuition waiver in exchange for duties performed within the academic unit as they work closely with department faculty in the areas of teaching, research, and service.

Application Process

QUALIFICATIONS: Any students accepted into the English M.A. Program are eligible for an assistantship within the English Department.

TIMELINE: Graduate students interested in a graduate assistantship should complete the GA application as part of their application to the English M.A. Program (applications are due March 1). GA offers are made during the spring semester (approximately by the end of March). 

On occasion, there are open GA positions in the Spring semester. These applications are due mid-October in the previous Fall semester.

CONTACT INFO: Please contact Randy Beebe, Graduate Coordinator in the English Department, via email ( or by phone (217-581-2428) with questions. 


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