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An assistantship is a paid position in which a graduate student works for faculty. Both teaching and research assistantships are available, with the large majority being teaching assistantships.

Graduate Assistantships

What is it?

Purpose: Provide teaching or research assistantships for work with faculty.
Criteria: Based on academic achievement, interests, and capabilities.
Enrollment: Must be enrolled full-time (6sh graduate hours or more).
Amount: Hourly wage of approximately $15.00/hr.
Work Commitment: 10-20 hours/wk fall and spring (also summers, subject to funding).

Assistantship offers a tuition waiver for out-of-state tuition and reappointment for additional terms as a graduate student will be based on a satisfactory performance evaluation submitted at the end of each semester by the immediate supervisor, continued good academic standing in the graduate program, and available funding. Good academic standing means earning a graduate GPA of 3.0 or better.

How do I apply?

Fill out the Graduate Assistantship Application Form (pdf) and submit it to the Computer Science Department. This form applies to all applications except the summer study abroad scholarship. The deadline for submission of the scholarship form is April 30 in order to apply for the academic year that starts the following Fall.

When do I Apply?
The official application deadline is Feb. 15th for the academic year. Applications received at the later date will be accepted but offers will be made on a first come first serve basis


Contact for CS Assistantships

Department of Computer Science