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

We typically award 11 new graduate assistantships each year and support a total of 22 graduate assistants within the department.

Benefits and Compensation

Our graduate assistantships—awarded to top students based on transcripts, letters of recommendation, and any standardized test scores you choose to provide—are an excellent way to help pay for your education while gaining supplemental experience and opportunities to interact with faculty.

As a graduate assistant, you’ll receive:

  • full-time GAs work 20 hours a week and receive a majority waiver of tuition cost (some fees still apply)
  • part-time assistants work 10 hours a week and receive a waiver for half their tuition cost and a stipend (some fees still apply)
  • a stipend of $12,500 to $14,000 (depending on your assignment)

Responsibilities and Expectations

You’ll work 20 hours a week doing any of the following:

  • helping students in the computer lab
  • grading papers
  • tutoring students in the Learning Center
  • assisting with research duties
  • teaching a class

How to Apply

In order to receive one of our competitive assistantships, you must take at least six credits per semester toward your degree in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

If you’re interested in working as one of our GAs, you’ll need to complete our department’s application and be accepted to the program no later than February 1 before the academic year during which you want to work. We’ll accept applications after that date; however, you will not receive first-round consideration for openings.

You can complete our online application form and send us two letters of recommendation. Or you can download the application packet. If you took the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), you can include your scores in your application (please note: the GRE is not a requirement).

Paying for Your Education