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University of Massachusetts
College of Education
Graduate School


Contact Information:

159 Hills South
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Student Development Department Office:
413-545-2231, 413-545-3610

Ximena Zúñiga, Concentration Chair



College of Education
Department of Student Development (SD)
Social Justice Education Concentration

Funding Support: Financial aid, Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships

There are various resources for financial assistance available to graduate students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the College of Education. We encourage prospective students to take advantage of the financial resources available at University of Massachusetts and the College of Education.

For detailed information about possible funding sources, visit the Graduate School and the College of Education.

In planning your graduate students, consider the following sources of funding:

Financial Aid: We encourage graduate students to take advantage of resources available at the University of Massachusetts when financing their education. Financial Aid Services details the procedures and resources available to finance graduate education

Scholarships: There a number of scholarships available at the College of Education for incoming students. Scholarships information can be found by clicking here.

Teaching Assistantships: Doctoral students in their second year of study may apply for teaching assistantships available in SJE. These teaching assistantships enable SJE doctoral students to teach in and, in some cases supervise credited undergraduate social justice education courses.

Assistantships in Student Affairs and Academic Affairs Units: First year Master's and Doctoral graduate students in Social Justice Education find teaching assistantships in campus support services such as Disability Services, Center for Women and Community, Office of Residential Life, the Stonewall Center, Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS), the Center for Teaching, the office of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL), the Office of Workplace Learning and Development, as well as other teacher, counselor and educational programs at UMass Amherst and the four private colleges in the area, and in local schools and public agencies.

The priority application deadline for Graduate Assistantship positions with UMass Amherst Residence Education for the 2014-2015 academic year is February 1, 2014.

Research Assistantships: SJE graduate students may be awarded research assistantships to work with faculty research projects as these funds are available.

Information about assistantship opportunities and policies, can be found by clicking here.


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