Opportunities for financial support at UNT are good for our best students, but are very competitive. The department typically supports around 35 students. To be eligible for financial support, students must have completed any required undergraduate leveling courses and be taking graduate courses. English language testing is required of all international students supported by a departmental assistantship, and for teaching positions students must be English language certified. This is not the same as the University test for English proficiency.
Please keep in mind that application for financial support is competitive, and while we support a substantial number of students, the number of applications we get for assistantships is many times the number we can award. More than two-thirds of our students never receive assistantships and must support their own studies, so you should not begin in our program with the assumption that you will receive some sort of assistantship. The top applicants are selected, and so it is impossible to give minimum requirements or to make decisions before all applications have been received. Individual professors have research grants and may need Research Assistants; however, students would need to contact the professors directly in order to apply for Research Assistant financial support.