Funding and Assistantships

There are multiple opportunities for scholarship funding and graduate assistantships in the MA in Communication program and in other non-academic departments across Baylor’s campus.

Departmental Funding

The Department of Communication awards several graduate assistantships that include a full tuition scholarship and $15,000 annual stipend.* These graduate assistants serve as teaching assistants for faculty in large lecture courses, graduate assistant coaches for our nationally-ranked debate team, and/or research assistants for faculty scholarly projects. The department may also award partial or full tuition scholarships to other students who do not work as graduate assistants depending on budgetary allocations.

Other Funding Opportunities

Graduate assistantships are also available throughout the university. Previous MA in Communication students have been awarded assistantships within the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC), Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL), Campus Recreation, and other non-academic departments. The Awards and Funding Opportunities section of Baylor’s Graduate School website provides more information about open assistantships.

The Graduate School also offers a variety of benefits to support students during their time at Baylor such as the Student Health Insurance Plan and Short-Term Leave Accommodation. For more information about financing graduate education at Baylor University, consult the Benefits and Financial Support section of the Graduate School website and the Tuition and Fees section of the Baylor University Student Financial services page.

*Figures based on the 2019-2020 budget year.

Department of Communication

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