Financial Support

Math & Stat Graduate Assistantships


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers several types of graduate assistantships for M.S. and Ph.D. students.

Graduate students can apply for

  • Graduate Lab Assistantship (GLA)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)
  • Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA)

Ph.D. students can also apply for

  • Brains and Behavior (B&B) Fellowship
  • Molecular Basis of Disease (MBD) Fellowship
  • University 2CI Doctoral Fellowship


The department has the following deadlines for applying for financial support:

  • Fall and Summer Semesters: February 15.
  • Spring Semester: October 15.

  • A Ph.D. student can have a maximum of 3 or 5 years of support as a Ph.D. graduate assistant. The precise limit depends on the credit hours transferred to the program. A student transferring the equivalent of an M.S. (24 hours) will be limited to 3 years of support. A student transferring no credit will be eligible for 5 years support.
  • The B&B and the MBD Fellowships are limited to a maximum of 3 years.
  • An M.S. student can have a maximum of two years as a graduate assistant.
  • To become a GTA, it is necessary to have completed 18 hours of graduate level courses in Math/Stat and to have taken Math 9116 (Teaching College Mathematics). Prospective international student GTAs are also required to take ESL 7500 (Teaching at the University for International Teaching Assistants).


The department offers several types of graduate assistantships on a competitive basis to the students in our graduate programs. The vast majority of our PhD students are fully supported by these assistantships, as well as a large percentage of the MS students. For specific information, please contact the graduate directors.

College of Arts and Sciences has a minimum enrollment level for students receiving a tuition waiver:

Fall/Spring Summer
Ph.D. student 18 hours 15 hours
M.S. student 18 hours 9 hours

Students should contact the appropriate graduate director to be assigned to courses to make up any additional needed hours.