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Departmental State Assistantship – A research or teaching assistantship (RA/TA) is a 9-month assignment in a class or on a specific research project, requires 10-20 hours of work per week, includes a tuition waiver, monthly stipend, and a health benefit. When applying for a RA/TA, we must receive your graduate school application and all required materials by January 10 for Fall semester and July 1 for Spring semester. If applying for an assistantship, mark the appropriate box on the Graduate School on-line application and indicate your area of interest and/or faculty member you are interested in working with. The RA/TA’s are usually only offered for the academic year beginning with fall semester, however, we occasionally offer awards for spring semester. International students – As a policy, we usually do not award these assistantships to students for whom English is a second language during their first year of study in the United States.
Departmental Grant Assistantship – The same deadlines apply as listed above. Grant assistantships, if available, are under the discretion of each faculty member and you work 10-20 hours a week on research with your faculty advisor. The assistantship is for 9 months and includes a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and a health benefit. To apply, mark the appropriate box on the Graduate School on-line application. Once you receive notification that your file has met the admission criteria, you can contact appropriate faculty to inquire about open grant positions they might be offering. Review the faculty research interests and get their contact information.