Students with Graduate Research Assistantships support faculty research. All graduate research assistantships give students hands-on experience working closely with faculty to learn the skills of research and evaluation and interact with practitioners and policy makers.
Full-time GRAs are expected to work 20 hours/week, may receive up to 18 credits of tuition waiver per academic year, and may receive health insurance. Half-time GRAs work 10 hours/week and may receive up to 6 credits of tuition waiver. Our graduate students have been research assistants on projects sponsored by justice organizations such as:
Students who receive a Graduate Teaching Assistantship support the department by engaging in activities related to teaching. These can include: teaching sections of courses/labs, supporting instructors teaching large sections, tutoring, advising, and curriculum development. Teaching assistantships typically include a stipend, up to 12 credit hours of tuition per academic year, and health insurance.