Fellowships are awarded at the University level on a competitive basis. Candidates must be nominated by the Philosophy Department, and in order to be considered for these fellowships, applicants’ materials must all be received by January 1.
- Graduate Merit Fellowships are faculty nominated and are designed to encourage high-quality applicants to enroll for the first time in graduate programs at Texas A&M University.
- Graduate Diversity Fellowships are faculty nominated and seek to increase the diversity and academic excellence of the graduate student population at Texas A&M University. Diversity is interpreted very broadly here. Scholarships may be awarded to promising scholars who have diverse educational, research or employment backgrounds; who have overcome socioeconomic or other educational disadvantages; who have disabilities; who are from historically under-represented groups (including women in Philosophy) or whose scholarly work directly relates to these areas. We welcome potential candidates for these Fellowships. If you think you might be a candidate for one of these Diversity Fellowships, please do include a paragraph in your letter of application explaining why.
- Vision 2020 Fellowships for PhD Students were created to allow the College of Liberal Arts to compete effectively for a high quality and diverse graduate student body by supplementing the existing Merit and Diversity Awards to recruit high-quality students likely to secure good positions when they graduate.
For more information about fellowship nominations and awards, please visit the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies.
ASSISTANTSHIPS & APPOINTMENTS
The Philosophy Department will appoint incoming graduate students as Graduate Assistants, with reappointment subject to satisfactory progress. New teaching assistants in our master’s program last year received a nine-month salary of $10,500.00, and new teaching assistants in our PhD program received a nine month salary of $13,000.00. Graduate Assistants receive in-state status for tuition and the university will cover your full-time tuition up to 9 semester credit hours, not including fees. For enrollment in additional hours (beyond 9 hours) the non-resident waiver allows graduate students to pay the additional tuition and fees at in-state rates. Budget constraints permitting, the Department assists in payment of fees.
Student health plans are available for single graduate students, along with those which cover a spouse and/or dependents. For more information and to compare plans, please visit Texas A&M University Human Resources. You may also consult the departmental Human Resources Liaison for assistance.