Financial Support

Several types of financial support are available to new and continuing M&C students.

Research/Teaching Assistantships

The Media and Communication (M&C) program offers a limited number of  teaching assistantships on a competitive basis. These awards, which usually are continued for three years, provide professional teaching experience along with tuition remission for a full-time schedule of courses, a stipend paid monthly over the 9 month academic year, and coverage of health insurance premiums.

Applications for these awards can be obtained online (in .pdf format) here or by mail from the School of Media and Communication Graduate Office, Annenberg Hall 344, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122; phone: (215) 204-8409. The applications for awards to begin the following fall must be returned by February 1.

Temple University Fellowships and Grants

The Graduate School of Temple University awards many types of fellowships to outstanding students, including Presidential Fellowships, University Fellowships, Dissertation Grants, and Project Completion Grants. All of these provide full tuition remission in addition to stipends. Future Faculty Fellowships are awarded to qualified students interested in a career in higher education. Smaller Dissertation Expense/Professional Conference Travel Grants are also available. Many M&C students receive these awards, and the M&C faculty are prepared to help interested students apply for them. Click here for more information from the Graduate School.

Other Financial Support

Each year M&C students can apply for mini-grants to support research projects and reimbursement for expenses related to conference travel. Click here for more information.

Many other sources of financial support for graduate students are available, including assistantships across the University; federal work study employment; state and federal need-based financial aid; educational loans; scholarships from public and private agencies such as the Ford Foundation and the Jacob Javits Foundation; employer tuition remission; and others. Many M&C students work as adjunct instructors at one of the several local colleges and universities that offer communication curricula.

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For more information about possible specific employment or work study positions that may be available across Temple’s main campus, consider inquiring at: