Do you need help paying for your graduate work in the Department of Biology? Are you interested in working closely with faculty while gaining hands-on experience in your field? Our department is committed to providing practical opportunities for both professional and personal growth through our graduate assistantships and internships.

Compensation and Benefits

As a graduate assistant, you’ll receive:

  • a tuition waiver (some fees still apply)
  • a yearly stipend (paid over 10 months)

Process for Consideration

No separate application is needed to be considered for a graduate assistantship. Newly admitted students who indicated on their graduate application that they wished to be considered for an assistantship are reviewed by the Department of Biology graduate committee in early February, and assistantship offers are typically made in March. Students who have applied to and have been accepted into the master's program by February 1 will receive priority consideration for an assistantship. 


Links to Apply for Graduate Programs


Master's Degree in Biology

Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology

PhD in Environmental Science

Paying for Your Education