Graduate Funding Resources

Prospective students are often concerned with how to fund their graduate studies. Many options are available, including assistantships, grants, loans, and employment on campus. These opportunities are detailed in the funding resources listed below. 

Funding at the Doctoral Level

The Department of Criminology, Law and Society offers multi-year Graduate Research or Teaching Assistantships to doctoral applicants on a competitive basis. All applicants to the doctoral program who apply by the deadline are considered for funding. Additional opportunities to fund your doctoral education can be found by reviewing the resources here.

Funding at the Masters Level

Most department-sponsored funding is limited to doctoral students. However, individual faculty members occasionally hire MA students to assist with their research. Most master's students in our program work full- or part-time while attending Mason.