The standard M.A. funding package in the English Department includes tuition remission, subsidized health insurance, and a teaching fellowship of $10,000/yr in exchange for work as a teaching assistant or instructor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.
In addition, the department and the Graduate School offer several supplementary fellowships. All multiyear awards assume student remains in good academic standing.
Honors Fellowships supported by the Graduate School provide additional funding to select students ranging from $1,000/yr to $3,000/yr, typically for a term of 3 years.
Diversity Fellowships are supported in part by funding from the Graduate School and provide up to $1,500/semester to students who are members of minority groups (African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American) historically underrepresented in graduate programs.
Travel Grants provided by the graduate school provide up to $300 to enable graduate students to present original research at professional conferences. The English Department also keeps a limited budget to support graduate student travel to conferences and research collections. In recent years graduate students have attended national conferences and pursued individual research as far afield as Wales and Vietnam. For more information see http://gradschool.olemiss.edu/current-students/travel-grants/. For information on securing a matching grant from the English Department, contact Anne Freeman.
Summer Teaching provides an source of supplemental income. Requests for summer teaching are available here.