Each year, the Department of Anthropology offers graduate assistantships to qualified students pursuing their master’s degrees. In addition to the great education and experience associated with these opportunities, stipends total approximately $10,671.50 per year and include a remission of tuition during the academic year and the following summer. Assistantships are typically renewed for a second year.

To be considered for an assistantship in anthropology, you must submit an assistantship application and a letter of interest when you apply for admission to the degree program.

In addition to lab and teaching assistantships, grant-supported research assistantships in archaeology are available for one or two students after their first year. Applicants should contact the Applied Anthropology Laboratories for more information.

Because only a limited number of graduate assistantships are available in our department, we also encourage you to check into assistantships offered by other university offices and departments. Upon request, we will forward copies of your application materials (such as recommendation letters, transcripts, etc.) to other areas for assistantship consideration. To find information about those, go to the Career Center Cardinal Career Link Web site and click "All Admnistrative Areas" in the Graduate Assistantships box.

University Fellowships

Ball State’s Graduate School offers a few university graduate fellowships each year. These awards pay a higher stipend and have no service obligation beyond a commitment to scholarship. To be eligible for consideration, you must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.6 (on 4.0 scale) and scores on the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) general test in the 85th percentile or above. We will automatically recommend you for a university fellowship if you have applied for an assistantship and meet the qualifications for fellowship consideration.