All applicants for the M.S. and Ph.D. degree are considered for financial assistance. The most common forms are described below.
Teaching Assistantships (TA) for academic year 2015-2016 provide a $24,510 stipend plus full tuition. Duties involve an average of 12 hours of work per week during each of the 15 week semesters.
Research Assistantships (RA) for academic year 2015-2016 provide a $24,510 stipend plus full tuition. RA’s are required to work 20 hours per week for their stipend and tuition for the duration of their appointments.
Students who receive full one-year TA or RA appointments are also entitled to two weeks vacation and university observed holidays.
Partial Tuition Scholarships
Because of the limited number of TAs and RAs available, partial tuition scholarships are also granted on a merit basis. These scholarships offer a 20-40% tuition waiver equivalent. In some departments, a few hours per week of work is required by the student in exchange for this waiver. There is no stipend associated with this form of assistantship.