Criminology, Law and Society
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Research and Teaching Assistantships

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CLS GRAs at Symposium

Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs)

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:

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • National Institute for Justice
  • National Policing Improvement Agency
  • Department of Justice (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention)
  • Department of Navy (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command)
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Government of Trinidad and Tobago

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs)

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.

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