Legal Studies

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

MCJ FAQ: Financial Aid and Graduate Assistantship

Are Graduate Assistantships offered?

Yes.  We offer Graduate Assisantships. The number of assistantships, however, vary from one academic year to the next. A Graduate Assistantship comes with a stipend and tuition waive for up 12 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters. Students must enroll in at least 6 hours of graduate credit hours per semester and sustain a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 to maintain the assistantship. A full-time Graduate Assistant position requires 20 hours of work a week for the Department, and a half-time position requires 10 hours of work a week for the Department. Responsibilities vary from semester to semester but typically include assisting regular faculty in the preparation and teaching of their courses, assisting faculty with research projects, and providing service to the Department. In addition, a Graduate Assistant may also be required to assist with the graduate program and represent the Department at various advising and recruitment functions.

How do I apply for a Graduate Assistantship?

All M.C.J. students who are in good standing will receive an invite to apply. If interested, please send a copy of your resume, an application letter specifying your interest in the position, your qualifications for the position, and your career goals after completing the Master of Criminal Justice degree to the below address. Also, official transcript(s) of your academic record must be mailed to the below address.

Kimberly A. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Legal Studies
Odom Hall 217
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677