The Department of Criminology, Law and Society has several funding opportunities for incoming graduate students, including Provost Scholarships, Presidential Scholarships, and graduate research and teaching assistantships (GRAs/GTAs). All of the department-level funding is limited to doctoral students, although individual faculty members may have some funding available for MA students. All applicants to the doctoral program who apply by the deadline are considered for funding.
Funding decisions are made after admissions decisions. Keep in mind that students who hold a GRA or a GTA position are expected to work 20 hours a week during the academic year and typically receive a stipend, tuition credits, and health insurance. The stipend amount and number of tuition credits varies depending on the particular position. Students who hold a GRA/GTA position at Mason must be full-time and may NOT engage in any other on- or off-campus employment during the academic year.
Additional information can be found on our graduate funding page.