Graduate Assistantships & Scholarships

RWU offers graduate assistantship and scholarship opportunities to students enrolled in the programs in Architecture, Criminal Justice, Forensic & Legal Psychology, Forensic Mental Health Counseling, and Historic Preservation.

The amounts for these awards vary by program. All assistantships and scholarships are merit-based and are offered based solely on application materials; no additional documents or applications are required in order to be considered. All other graduate programs do not currently offer assistantships or scholarships.

Architecture

The graduate program in Architecture offers guaranteed paid graduate assistantship and internship opportunities to all students admitted to the Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree program. Each full-time student receives $3,000 per year as part of the Career Investment Program, which provides the student with 200 hours of paid work in an internship setting (i.e. with an architecture firm) or working with a faculty member on project-based research.

For students possessing a 3.0 cumulative GPA upon admission to the program, merit-based scholarships in the amount of $6,000 per year are automatically awarded in addition to the graduate assistantship or internship. Students will be notified at the time of acceptance if they have been awarded a merit scholarship.

Criminal Justice

Each year, the graduate program in Criminal Justice awards a graduate assistantship to a top candidate in the entering class. The award includes a $3,000 annual research assistantship and a scholarship. The award is renewable for students pursuing full-time study for up to two years.

Forensic & Legal Psychology

The graduate programs Forensic & Legal Psychology beings only in the fall of each year. In each fall cohort, four graduate assistantships are awarded. Each assistantship includes a scholarship and paid research component. Three awards involve working directly with faculty members in the graduate program on individual research projects. The specific research placements will be determined by the Program Director and faculty once the program begins in accordance with student interests. The fourth assistantship provides a talented student who possesses strong statistical skills a scholarship and paid work opportunity in the Office of Institutional Research. Students interested in being considered for scholarships must submit a completed application to the graduate program by February 1st prior to the intended fall term of enrollment. Students will be notified at the time of acceptance if a scholarship has been awarded.

Forensic Mental Health Counseling

Students pursuing the M.A. in Forensic Mental Health Counseling are eligible to be considered for merit-based scholarships. Students interested in being considered for scholarships must submit a completed application to the graduate program by February 1st prior to the intended fall term of enrollment. Students will be notified at the time of acceptance if a scholarship has been awarded.

Historic Preservation

The graduate program in Historic Preservation offers guaranteed paid graduate assistantship and internship opportunities to all students admitted to the M.S. in Historic Preservation degree program. Each full-time student receives $3,000 per year as part of the Career Investment Program, which provides the student with 200 hours of paid work in an internship setting (i.e. with an architecture firm) or working with a faculty member on project-based research. The assistantship will be prorated at 50% for students who take part-time coursework (six credits per semester).

For more information on any of these options, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 401-254-6200 or gradadmit@rwu.edu.