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Master of Science in
Biological Sciences

Requirements for Graduate Assistantship

Graduate assistantships (GA) are only available to qualified applicants in the Thesis option

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.

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Dr. Britto P Nathan
Professor and Graduate Coordinator

2154 Life Science Annex
Life Sciences Building
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

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