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Graduate Student Assistantship Information
Departmental State Assistantship
A research or teaching assistantship (RA/TA) is a nine-month assignment in a class or on a specific research project. It requires 10-20 hours of work per week and 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 you are applying for an assistantship, mark the appropriate box on the Graduate School online application and indicate your area of interest and/or the faculty member you are interested in working with. RA/TA’s are usually only offered for the academic year beginning with fall semester, but 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, with 10-20 hours per week spent on research with your faculty advisor. The assistantship is for nine months and includes a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and a health benefit. To apply, mark the appropriate box on the Graduate School online application. Once you are notified that your file has met the admission criteria, you can contact appropriate faculty to inquire about the availability of open grant positions.