Do you need help paying for your graduate work in the Department of Chemistry? 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.

Compensation and Benefits

Our graduate assistantships, awarded to the top students based on academic performance and teaching potential, are an excellent way to help pay for your education while gaining supplemental experiences and opportunities to interact with faculty.

As a graduate assistant, you’ll receive:

  • a stipend of about $15,000 per year
  • a remission of tuition
  • perks such as bookstore discounts

Larger stipends may be available to outstanding candidates.

Graduate assistants pay only dedicated fees, about $1,100 per semester during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Responsibilities and Expectations

In general, graduate assistants spend about 20 hours a week helping faculty with:

  • teaching
  • grading
  • research
  • administrative duties

If you sign up for a teaching assistantship, you will be assigned to a six-to-nine-weekly contact-hour teaching load in addition to your coursework.

How to Apply

Check the box on the graduate school application that you are interested in an assistantship.

Paying for Your Education