The department makes every effort to provide doctoral student support in the form of graduate assistantships, either within the department or out-of-department. Departmental graduate assistants work either 10 (part-time) or 20 (full-time) hours per week, receive a stipend and are awarded 12 or 24 credits, respectively, to be used during the academic year. Typical assignments include working with high-risk students across campus, working with faculty, assisting with practicum supervision, assisting in field placements, and co-teaching master's level courses.

Out-of-department assistantships are frequently available to CHS students. For these, the decision process begins early in the calendar year for the following academic year, with some awards made as early as March. If you are interested in Syracuse University, it is to your advantage to submit your application as early as possible to increase your opportunity for such awards. CHS doctoral students have been awarded departmental assistantships in:

  • Office of International Students
  • Career Services Center
  • School of Education
  • SOE Academic and Student Services
  • Academic Athletic Advising
  • Student SUcess Initiative (SSUI)
  • The Learning Center
  • Office of Residence Life
  • College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Services