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

Compensation and Benefits

This assistantship will allow you to pursue a full-time course of study leading to a master of science or master of arts in physics, master of arts in education in physics, or a master of art in science education.

As a graduate assistant, you’ll receive:

  • a substantial reduction in tuition and fees
  • a stipend of approximately $14,000 during the academic year

Responsibilities and Expectations

Your duties will typically involve twenty hours a week running laboratory sessions, grading labs and assignments, and/or tutoring students. You will have the opportunity to participate in collaborative research projects such as condensed matter (nanoscience), high energy/particle physics, astronomy/astrophysics, low energy and applied nuclear physics, medical physics, and physics education.

How to Apply

In order to receive one of our competitive assistantships, you must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree in physics
  • an undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • three letters of recommendation from faculty familiar with your academic performance and potential for success in advanced studies in physics

For application information and/or materials, please contact Joel Bryan.

Paying for Your Education