Graduate Student Handbook

Guidelines for Satisfactory Progress

Teaching Assistantships (TAs) are awarded competitively, and are granted and renewed with the stipulation that the recipient “maintain satisfactory performance as a student and as an instructor.” Current departmental policy is to provide support for MA and MFA students for two years and for PhD students for four years beyond the MA, unless at the time of entry into the doctoral program the Graduate Coordinator determines that more time will be necessary to fulfill the basic requirements.

Satisfactory progress toward the MA and PhD
Satisfactory progress toward the MFA

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