In recent years there have been three primary sources of financial assistance for students in the MPA program: (1) teaching assistantships in the Department of Political Science; (2) scholar-ships; and (3) paid internships.
Students receiving half-time teaching assistantships also qualify for state sponsored medical in-surance. Teaching assistantships in the Department of Political Science require 20 hours per week (half time) in work. Teaching assistants may be asked to enroll in special courses to prepare for the classroom experience. Teaching assistants are asked to perform various duties relating to in-troductory political science courses, such as leading discussion groups, grading papers, and assist-ing students with questions.
Applicants for a teaching assistantships or scholarships should (1) submit an application for fi-nancial aid (available upon request from the MPA admissions office) directly to the MPA pro-gram along with the other required documents for admission (see admission procedures). Com-plete the steps for admission to the Graduate School as specified in the Graduate Catalog. Infor-mation and application forms for other types of financial assistance, such as student loans and work-study opportunities are available from:
Financial Aid Office
Texas Tech University
P.O. Box 45011
Lubbock, TX 79409