The Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning offers Graduate Assistantships for students who assist with faculty research and community projects, or who work in placements with nonprofit and local government agencies. Assistantships provide tuition remission in addition to a small monthly stipend. The number of positions available each year depends on University funding as well as external grants and contracts. Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis.
After completing an application for admission, individuals who would also like to be considered for an assistantship should submit the following material:
- A statement of 500 words that describes how your specific skill sets, educational background, and past experiences make you qualified for an assistantship and how you will balance the demands of full-time graduate coursework with the responsibilities of an assistantship
- 2 letters of reference from former professors and/or employers
Deadline: In order to receive full consideration for Graduate Assistantships, applications must be received by April 15.
Graduate Assistantship application material should be sent directly to the Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning at the following address or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org:
City & Regional Planning
208 McCord Hall
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Housing and Community Development Fellowship
HCD fellowships are administrated through the School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy. These are graduate assistantships that are funded through a partnership with the City's Division of Housing and Community Development. The fellowship requires 20 hours per week of work with an outside agency (including local government agencies and non-profit community development organizations) in exchange for full tuition remission and a small monthly stipend.
These positions are funded separately from our departmental GA positions and require a separate application. Additional information and a link to the online application can be found here.
Tuition Savings Program for Students
The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for students in the 16 Southern
Regional Education Board member states who want to pursue degrees in fields that are
not offered by their in-state institutions. These students enroll in out-of-state
universities that offer the specialized degree programs, and they pay only the in-state
tuition rates. Visit the Academic Common Market for more information.
Federal Financial Aid
For information about obtaining Federal Financial Aid, including Stafford and Perkins loans, visit the University of Memphis Student Financial Aid homepage.