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Requirements for Graduate Assistantship

Graduate Assistantships (GA) are available on a competitive basis to qualified applicants. Although there is no minimum GRE score required to apply for a GA, these assistantships are typically awarded to students with GRE scores above 300 (quantitative + verbal) and a GPA of more than 3.0 out of 4.0. Most GAs are distributed to students entering in the Fall semester. GAs earn a monthly stipend of $990 per month and a tuition waiver scholarship. GAs are expected to assist in classroom teaching activities. GAs are granted for a nine-month academic year and are renewable for a second academic year if instructional service and progress toward completion of the degree program are satisfactory. In addition to GAs, a number of summer research assistantships and awards are also available on a competitive basis. All application materials should be received before February 15th to be considered for a GA.  

Prospective students are encouraged to contact members of the faculty to explore mutual research interests.