Ohio University

Scholarships & Financial Support for Graduate Linguistics Students

Conditions for Department Support

The Linguistics Department has financial support awards available to master’s students in the form of Tuition Scholarships, Graduate Assistantships and Teaching Assistantships. Such support is awarded on a competitive basis. International students are eligible if they can demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to perform the duties that go along with the support; for Teaching Assistantships a score of 21 or above on the speaking section internet-based TOEFL is sufficient. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 to remain eligible for financial support.

Students admitted into the Linguistics M.A. program may apply for the following types of financial aid:

  1. Graduate Recruitment Scholarship--A full tuition scholarship (waiver of the General Fee and Non-resident Surcharge) with no stipend, which requires the student to work six hours per week in the department;
  2. Graduate Assistantship--A graduate assistantship that comes with a full tuition waiver (waiver of the General Fee and Non-resident Surcharge), and a stipend of approximately $6,500 per semester. A student with a graduate assistantship is required to work 12 hours per week assisting faculty or staff with their research and administrative duties;
  3. Teaching Assistantship--A teaching assistantship that comes with a full tuition scholarship (waiver of the General Fee and Non-resident Surcharge), and a stipend of approximately $5,500 per semester. This type of financial aid is reserved for persons who can teach undergraduate linguistics, adult academic ESL in OPIE, advanced academic English in ELIP, or one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Swahili; 
  4. International students may find teaching assistantships in Southeast Asian and African language courses. For more information, please contact the Center for International Studies.

Applicants interested in financial aid are strongly advised to submit their application materials by early February because the assessment of submitted materials could take a couple of weeks, and the offering of financial aid starts in late February. There is no deadline for applying for Fall admission, but the chances for financial aid will decrease rapidly after March. The department admits approximately 15 students each Fall. Students who begin their study in Spring or Summer can apply for the following academic year’s financial aid.

For more information about graduate studies at Ohio University, including applications for admission and financial aid, refer to the Graduate College. The Graduate College maintains general information on Tuition and Fees, including the total estimated expenses for international students.

Contact Us

Dr. Hiroyuki Oshita
Graduate Chair in Linguistics
Gordy 373
740-593-4570 (office)
740-593-4564 (department)
fax: 740-593-2967