Financial Assistance

On a competitive basis, financial assistance is available to qualified applicants in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships currently at up to $17,400 for Master's Degree students and up to $20,200 for Ph.D. students per academic year with a possibility of summer support included. In addition, all Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) carry 100% of the total tuition waiver. A minimum TOEFL score of 600 Paper-Based Test (250 CBT or 100 iBT) or a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 is normally recommended for all international students seeking support in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships with some exceptions approved by the Graduate Coordinating Committee (GCC) and the Head of the Department. In the latter case, a committee consisting of the Department Head, the Graduate Coordinator, and a GCC member will interview the candidate.

The GTA’s Duties may consist of teaching a maximum of six credit hours (two courses) per semester, assisting in large lecture mathematics and statistics courses, grading, proctoring, or assisting in the Math Domain, the Departmental Computer Laboratory, or the Learning Center.

All new teaching assistants must attend a university-wide workshop for graduate teaching assistant certification and an orientation course in August before the beginning of the Fall Semester. No student may assume Graduate Teaching responsibilities without satisfactorily completing this workshop and orientation course. All graduate students receiving a teaching assistantship should receive further information about the workshop and orientation course by early August from Graduate School. Financial support is contingent on the student’s satisfactory progress in his/her graduate program.